Semi rolls in Logan Canyon near two previous accidents

A semi-truck carrying 25,000 lbs. of ice cream rolled into the Logan River in Logan Canyon Tuesday morning near milepost 474. 

LOGAN — A semi-truck rolled into the Logan River in Logan Canyon Tuesday morning, along a curve where two other accidents occurred in the past week.

Cache dispatch operators received multiple calls reporting the accident near milepost 474 along US 89. They reported the truck and trailer were overturned in in the river.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said the semi was mangled from the accident and leaking diesel fuel and oil into the river. The trailer was also damaged and reportedly carrying 25,000 lbs. of “fat boy” ice cream sandwiches.

The driver was checked out by medical personnel and found uninjured.

Traffic along the road was restricted to one lane for several hours while crews cleared the accident.

The accident occurred in the same location as two other accidents, Monday afternoon a pickup truck carrying a trailer full of road sealant tipped, spilling 10-to-15 gallons of tar. The other accident occurred last week when 50-year-old Kenneth Lollar of Roy failed to negotiate the curve on his motorcycle and was killed.

UHP Lt. Lee Perry said initial evidence shows speed may have been a factor in all three accidents.

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