Canyon crash partially closes Sardine; man airlifted

A 32-year old Preston man, Adam Goodsell, was flown Friday evening in extremely critical condition to Ogden’s McKay Dee hospital after he was involved in a crash that zigzagged across northbound lanes of traffic at the mouth of Sardine Canyon. Lt. Lee Perry of the Utah Highway Patrol says a call came into dispatch at about 4 p.m. saying that a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed through the canyon. Perry says a trooper was on his way to the area when another call came in reporting that a crash involving the speeding vehicle occurred at the curve near mile marker 16. Perry says it appears the black Land Rover went off the right side of the road, then came back up and crossed over both lanes of northbound traffic. The vehicle bounced off the cement barrier and back across the two lanes where it went off the side of the road, rolled two times before Goodsell was ejected, and then rolled another time before coming to rest in a ditch 50-yards east of the highway. Perry said no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Northbound lanes of traffic were closed for a time until medical personnel could leave the area. Perry says all lanes of traffic were completely opened by about 6:30 p.m.

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