Semi-truck crash creates mess and delays in Logan Canyon

Semi-truck and trailer that rolled in Logan Canyon, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 (Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol)

LOGAN — A semi-truck crash in Logan Canyon caused delays and temporary closures. The accident was reported early Friday morning at milepost 478, near Rick Springs.

Semi-truck and trailer that rolled in Logan Canyon, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 (Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol)

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said a new 2021 Volvo truck was travelling southbound when the driver swerved off of the roadway. The truck was hauling large rolls of paper.

Troopers report the crash occurred around 2 a.m.

Brenchley said the semi-truck driver got a ride out of the canyon to report the crash. No injuries occurred and no other vehicles were involved.

The truck and trailer sustained extensive damage in the crash.

Traffic was reduced to one lane while crews offloaded the rolls of paper from the damaged trailer. It was also temporarily closed for tow companies to remove and clean up the crash.

Brenchley said it appears the driver may have been travelling too fast down the canyon when the truck’s brakes began to fail. Troopers are also investigating drowsiness or distractions as possible causes.

Motorists were advised to use Emigration Canyon as an alternate route.


will@cvradio.com

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