LOGAN — An automobile crash early Wednesday morning sent two people to the hospital, caused two other accidents and blocked traffic for several hours. The first crash was reported just after 8:00 a.m. at 3200 S. US-89/91, near Ted’s Service in Nibley.
Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said a 30-year-old Sandy man was driving a Nissan pickup truck southbound when he veered into oncoming traffic, side-swiping a Chevy Cruz and then hitting a Nissan Rogue head on. Three other vehicles were also indirectly involved, hitting debris from the crash.
The driver of the truck was found unconscious by paramedics and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the Rogue, a 28-year-old man from Brigham City, was also injured. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and later flown to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.
Hooley said the driver of the Cruz, a 23-year-old Provo woman was unhurt.
Detectives believe one of the drivers may have been impaired, and suspect drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in causing the crash. They have not released the identities of the people involved, pending notification of their families and completion of the investigation.
The crash blocked traffic in both directions, causing two other minor accidents. The first involved three more cars and the second involved two. No one else was injured.
Officers detoured traffic for several hours while the crashes were cleared. “It was a very serious accident,” explained Hooley. “It took detectives awhile to recreate what happened and clear the scene.”
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