Man dies after rollover crash in Emery County

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EMERY COUNTY, Utah — A man is dead after being ejected from a vehicle during a rollover accident on U.S. State Route 6 in Emery County Monday morning.

The crash occurred at about 11:35 a.m. when the motorist driving a Chevrolet Avalanche, traveling west, approached a construction zone on the highway at mile marker 275 near Woodside, approximately 30 miles southeast of Green River.

The motorist came upon a line of stopped traffic inside the construction zone where they were alternating traffic with a pilot car, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

Officials say the man made an evasive lane change to the right then rolled down an embankment.

The motorist was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected through the driver-side window.

According to UHP, the victim was from out of state. Officials will release his name once family has been notified.

4 comments

  • AnotherBOB

    We need more people to not wear their seatbelts, it’s great population control in the long run. If people aren’t smart enough to take 2 seconds to put their belts on, well then they can’t be surprised when they get ejected from their vehicles in a crash. Car companies poor billions and billions into car saftey R&D and people blatently ignore said saftey technology. Wear your seatbelts people, it’s not that difficult.

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