1 dead, 1 injured after vehicle rollover on I-80

Published: Sunday, Sept. 1 2013 6:26 p.m. MDT

MAGNA – A Syracuse man was killed Sunday after being ejected from his vehicle during a rollover on I-80, Utah Department of Public Safety officials confirmed.

David Mecham, 52, was driving a silver Toyota eastbound on I-80 when his vehicle veered into the median and rolled several times shortly after 7:30 a.m. Mecham was thrown from the vehicle and died as a result of his injuries, DPS officials said. He was not wearing a seatbelt, officials said.

Mecham's wife Michelle Mecham, 51, was a passenger in the vehicle. She was transported by amublance to a hospital with non-life threatning injuries, officials said. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Investigators believe David Mecham may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

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