WEST VALLEY CITY — A man died early Friday morning after being thrown from his vehicle.
The accident happened in front of Hunter High School at 5600 West and 4500 South around 3 a.m.
Witnesses say the man's vehicle was traveling northbound and slowly started to cross traffic lanes when it went onto the curb and hit a power pole. The vehicle flipped, and the 39-year-old driver, Sherwin Smith, was ejected.
It's believed Smith was on his way home from his parents' house but authorities don't know what caused the crash, said West Valley Police Sgt. Chad Evans.
The crash severed a power pole but caused no outages. "From what I know right now, no one has lost any power," Evans said. "Lots of residents came out to see what happened. There were reports of a big explosion when the accident happened, but other than that, everyone still has power."
Granite School District says students are not expected at Hunter High today because of an end-of-term break.
— Steve Fidel
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