LOGAN — A 19-year-old Layton woman was flown to a Salt Lake area hospital Tuesday night, after a single vehicle crash near the summit of Logan Canyon.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Kendrick said Kira Anderson was driving northbound on US-89, between Swan Flat Rd. and the Sinks, when her vehicle veered off the road into a small grove of trees.
“She exited the road to the right and then overcorrected back left, began back right to readjust and exited the road to the right,” said Kendrick. “She continued into some trees, where she struck the driver’s side of the car.”
Witnesses called 911 and reported that Anderson had injuries to her head and was unconscious. Troopers requested a medical helicopter be flown in because of the location of the accident and the severity of the injuries. They both arrived on the scene at the same time. Anderson was still unconscious but breathing. She was flown to the University Of Utah Hospital.
Kendrick said Anderson was wearing her seatbelt and troopers are still trying to determine what exactly caused the accident.
“Alcohol, drugs and speed do not appear to be a factor. We are looking at right now whether distracted driving or fatigue may be an issue, where it was a single-vehicle crash.”
Anderson is originally from North Carolina. She is a student at Utah State University and was living temporarily in Layton.
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