Truck driver identified as Riverton man in fatal Cove crash

A semi truck jack-knifed in Cove Tuesday killing its 81-year-old driver, Cache County Sheriff’s Officials say. Emergency crews responded to 1631 E. 12600 North on the report of the jack-knifed vehicle and found the driver, Daniel Newman of Riverton, unconscious and unresponsive, sheriff’s officials said. The doors of the vehicle were locked and employees from a nearby business reportedly were able to break a window to get to Newman. Local EMTs and the county ambulance treated Newman, who was not from Cache County, but he never regained consciousness or a pulse, reports state. Newman was pronounced dead at the Logan Regional Hospital, and sheriff’s officials are saying there likely was a “medical issue” at hand in the incident. Newman’s semi reportedly was completely blocking the road of 12600 North. It was carrying a load of steel products to local businesses in Cove.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!