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UHP: Man who appeared dead was revived after crash

Posted - Jan. 18, 2010 at 11:55 a.m.



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CLEARFIELD -- Authorities say a man who may have been dead when paramedics arrived on the scene of a crash in Clearfield was revived and is expected to survive.

UHP: Man who appeared dead was revived after crash

The Utah Highway Patrol says the man was traveling northbound on I-15 around 1:30 a.m. when his pickup truck crossed the median near 650 North in Clearfield, went into the southbound lanes and then ran off the road.

UHP's Sgt. Greg Lundell says, "When he went off the west side, he actually vaulted. So, he went from the lower side of the road, flipped up and actually struck about 8 feet up on the wall before coming back down on the top."

According to the Standard-Examiner, authorities say the driver may have been dead when paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash, but they revived him.

The driver suffered serious head injuries but is expected to recover. His truck did not hit any other vehicles.

Officials say the man was not wearing a seat belt and had to be extricated from the truck.

Investigators are looking at whether alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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