Trooper hit while investigating rollover crash in Provo Canyon

Trooper hit while investigating rollover crash in Provo Canyon

(Utah Highway Patrol)

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PROVO — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a car while investigating a rollover crash in Provo Canyon Wednesday afternoon.

A white SUV was westbound on state Route 92 when it slid off to the right and flipped upside down, landing in the North Fork of Provo River, according to UHP officials. The driver was able to escape from the SUV with minor injuries.

UHP Cpl. Justin Cloward was sitting in his patrol truck on the right side of the shoulder investigating the crash, according to UHP officials. The patrol truck had emergency lights on but officials said a car driving too fast crashed into the back of Cloward's truck.

Cloward sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

"We wish Corporal Cloward a quick and healthy recovery," UHP officials said in a statement. "The Utah Highway Patrol would like to ask drivers to slow down while traveling in the snow storms and to put away all distractions."

Roads in Provo Canyon were closed while officers investigated both crashes, but are now open.


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