Logan man dies in Sardine Canyon crash

A vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sardine Canyon killed a 26-year-old Logan man, and partially blocked traffic for several hours while crews investigated.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers report Broc M. Riley was driving a tan Mercury Sable southbound along US-89/91 just before 6:00 p.m. North of Mantua, near milepost 8, the car apparently struck the center cement divider and then crossed back over the roadway and off the shoulder, jumping a large ditch into the mountain side.

Riley was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Witnesses reported the Mercury was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved between other vehicles just before hitting the barrier.

Troopers believe speed was a factor in the crash. They also located evidence at the scene that leads them to suspect alcohol may have also been a cause.

Southbound traffic was partially blocked for over two hours, while the crash was investigated and cleared. Only one vehicle was involved.


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