WAYNE COUNTY – Early Sunday morning, the driver of a pickup truck was killed when his vehicle rolled off state Route 24 in Wayne County, near Capitol Reef National Park.
At about 2:36 a.m., a 1990 Chevrolet pickup was traveling east on state Route 24 when, near milepost 76, the truck went off the highway at a bend in the road.
“The driver overcorrected back on to the road and went off the road to the right,” a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol said. “The truck went up an embankment and began to roll.”
The driver, who has been identified as Michael W. Anderson, 54, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the press release. He was thrown from the truck and was killed on impact.
Alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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