LOGAN — Police believe speed and alcohol were factors in a fatal accident Monday night that killed one man and sent four others to the hospital.
Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said the crash occurred at the intersection of 400 South 100 West just after 9 p.m. A white Toyota was eastbound on 400 South, attempting to cross the intersection. It reportedly pulled in front of a pickup truck, travelling southbound on 100 West.
“As officers arrived, some of the bystanders said they saw two guys run away from the truck,” he explained. “So they started searching for them, as other officers were giving medical aid. They also located a male individual, who was on the side of the road, out of the vehicle and in pretty serious condition. They provided some first aid until medical arrived.”
The man was later pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of family.
The two other women inside the Toyota were initially unconscious and transported to the hospital.
“One male occupant from the truck that was southbound was transported to the hospital. Officers located one of the runners. He was brought to the police department and then also transported to the hospital for medical treatment. He was a very aggressive, uncooperative, and tried to fight with officers. The third person from the truck, who also ran, was identified later on as a 17-year-old male juvenile. He was picked up about 12:30 last night.”
None of the other four people reportedly had life threatening injuries.
Budge said the initial investigation shows the truck was traveling faster than the posted 25 mph and alcohol may have been involved. Charges are pending.