SNOWVILLE, Box Elder County — Drowsy driving may be a factor in a rollover crash that injured two women in Box Elder County early Monday, officials said.
A Dodge pickup truck was eastbound on state Route 30 near Park Valley at 1:23 a.m., according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.
The pickup drifted off the right side of the road and traveled nearly 300 feet off the highway before the driver veered back onto the road. The vehicle then spun 180 degrees, went off the road again, rolled, and came to rest on its side, troopers said.
The passenger, a 49-year-old woman, climbed out of the pickup to get help, but emergency crews from the Park Valley Fire Department had to extricate the 41-year old woman who was driving.
Both women were flown to a hospital. The driver was in critical condition and the passenger in serious condition, according to troopers.
Neither of them appeared to have been wearing seat belts, and it appeared that the driver possibly fell asleep while driving, according to troopers.