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Utah man dead; medical emergency may have preceded single-car crash

Sep 4, 2022, 11:48 AM
FILE - Police responding to a scene....
FILE - Police responding to a scene.

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A Utah man is dead after a single-car crash in West Jordan Sunday morning.

The 67-year-old man, who has not been identified, was driving southbound in West Jordan when he may have had a medical emergency and then crashed, according to Sgt. Brian Schaaf with West Jordan Police Department.

The driver, from Taylorsville, was pronounced dead by emergency personnel that responded to the crash at approximately 7300 South on Bangerter Highway. Schaff said he it is believed the man had a medical emergency before the single-car crash but it is not clear from a police interview what caused his death.

“Looks like this driver may have drifted to the left and hit the center barrier and then off to the right off the road,” Schaaf said. Typically a medical examiner will determine the cause of death in Utah.

Calls to 9-1-1 reporting the crash were made at approximately 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Traffic was delayed while investigators measured data from the crash but traffic flow has been restored Schaff said.

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Utah man dead; medical emergency may have preceded single-car crash