Vehicle crashes upside down into canal, killing driver
WEST VALLEY CITY — A driver was killed when his vehicle landed upside down in a canal filled with water Tuesday.
Now police are trying to determine what happened leading up to the accident.
About 11:30 a.m., a man who witnesses say was driving erratically was traveling north on 6400 West when he stopped his car about 100 yards from the intersection near 2800 South, said West Valley Police Sgt. Jason Hauer.
After pausing for a second, the man stepped out the gas pedal and accelerated through a fence and down an 8- to 10-foot embankment, where his vehicle landed upside down in a canal filled with 2 to 3 feet of water.
The man remained underwater for an unknown amount of time before rescue crews could cut him free from his vehicle, Hauer said. One report given to dispatchers was that the man could have been underwater for at least five minutes.
Rescue teams attempted to resuscitate the man once he was out of the water but were unsuccessful.
The victim is a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s, according to police. They were working Tuesday afternoon on trying to identify him and get the vehicle out of the canal.
— Pat Reavy
- Video: Utah man uses 'random acts of pasta'...
- Ogden home burglarized while family attends...
- Lawmakers to rehash Utah's stillbirth law due...
- Utah family's adoption of Ethiopian girl...
- John Jones died in a cave, but his widow...
- Utah lawmakers contemplate law requiring body...
- How do I know if I'm ovulating?
- Why Utahns are some of the biggest spenders,...
- As Ferguson verdict is read, protesters... 70
- Prayers, protests raised in Utah as... 36
- Utah to pay plaintiffs in marriage... 34
- 12-year-old girl dies in accidental... 29
- Ogden attorney sues Weber School... 27
- GOP plans to sue over Count My Vote... 27
- Proposed tax increase a 'bold move' for... 24
- Utah lawmakers contemplate law... 23