Firefighters rescue driver of dump truck after vehicle fell 200 feet into ravine

North Summit Fire District firefighters extricate a dump truck driver who was pinned after his or her truck fell 200 feet Tuesday morning.

North Summit Fire District firefighters extricate a dump truck driver who was pinned after his or her truck fell 200 feet Tuesday morning. (North Summit Fire District)


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PARK CITY — Firefighters extricated a dump truck driver pinned after the truck fell 200 feet Tuesday morning.

Just before 11 a.m., a dump truck veered off Tollgate Canyon Road and fell down a ravine, North Summit Fire District officials said on social media. The exact location of the crash was not given, but the road is located north of Park City near Silver Summit, off of I-80.

The driver of the truck was pinned in the cab and had to be extricated by emergency responders via a rope haul system. The driver was transported by medical helicopter to a hospital with severe injuries, where he's in critical condition, Park City Fire District said.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

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Cassidy Wixom covers Utah County communities and is the evening breaking news reporter for KSL.com.

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