Slick conditions resulting from Tuesday night’s snowstorm proved to be too much for many Cache Valley drivers Wednesday morning as law enforcement county-wide assisted motorists on icy roads. A second crash in as many days involving a law enforcement officer was one of the accidents, and the Utah Highway Patrol was called in once again to investigate.UHP’s Lt. Lee Perry says Srg. Troy Liquin, a Cache County Sheriff’s Deputy, was assisting a motorist who had slid off the side of the road at approximately 1200 West 3500 South between Nibley and Hyrum. Perry says Srg. Liquin reported seeing a Ford Windstar Van coming up behind him and estimated the van was going 35-40 mph. The van was carrying five people on their way to work. The driver of the van reportedly applied the brakes and started to slide. The van rotated as it slid and upon impact, the van’s driver side door hit the back of the deputy’s Chevy Silverado. Lt. Perry says the deputy called dispatch requesting an ambulance for himself and a passenger in the van. They were taken to the hospital with neck and back injuries. Their current condition is not known at this time.Perry says the driver of the van was cited for driving too fast for conditions.
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