ACCIDENTS & INJURIES

Driver killed after hitting concrete sign, being ejected from vehicle

Feb 12, 2024, 1:50 PM | Updated: Feb 16, 2024, 7:41 pm

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DRAPER — A 27-year-old man is dead after he crashed into a concrete sign and was ejected from the truck he was driving.

At approximately 6:38 a.m. on Monday, Draper police were dispatched to Bangerter Parkway near an assisted living facility. Lt. Mike Elkins with the Draper City Police Department said the driver was traveling south in a pickup truck.

On Friday, Draper police confirmed to KSL that the driver was Spencer Brooks Murdoch.

Police say Murdoch veered off the road and hit the concrete sign. The truck then flipped over, and he was ejected from the vehicle. Elkins said officials believe speed was a factor in the crash as the truck was heavily damaged.

“I know we get a lot of speed coming down that hill because it’s kind of an incline. But this was going the other way,” he said.

A major crash team is investigating the crash further to determine how fast the truck was traveling.

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