Springville teen in critical condition after rollover crash in Hobble Creek Canyon

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UTAH COUNTY — A Springville teen is in critical condition after she was thrown from vehicle during a rollover accident in Hobble Creek Canyon.

On Sunday, deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a rollover accident in the right-hand fork of Hobble Creek Canyon. Witnesses say the 16-year-old driver was traveling at about 30 mph when the driver lost control around a curve, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The car went over the edge of the road and rolled several times, coming to rest 100 feet below the roadway. The passenger, McKenzie Morgan, 18, of Springville, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled, the release states.

Morgan was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo in critical condition. She suffered from six broken ribs, multiple pelvic fractures and multiple spinal injuries.

Morgan was transferred to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

The driver sustained minor injuries.



    It is unfortunate that McKenzie made the choice not to buckle up. It’s the law. She’ll now have to pay a heavy price for the rest of her life for that decision.

  • Chris

    What is up with so many stories lately were people are not buckling up? I don’t even start the car until my kids are all buckled. People need to use their brains.


    Depending upon which point a person is ejected from a rolling car they get crushed. Sometimes they are only partially ejected in which case their legs are injured …. just their upper bodies.

  • anonymous

    Her dad is a cop. Teach your kids to always wear a seatbelt. It is the law that you make us follow. Make sure your kids follow it as well so things like this don’t happen.

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