The Utah Highway Patrol reports there are no apparent injuries after a semi truck loaded with flour rolled over in Logan Canyon on Tuesday morning.
According to Lt. Lee Perry, the northbound semi truck and trailer rolled at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, approximately one mile beyond the scenic overlook above Garden City.
Perry said the driver was traveling “too fast for conditions” as he passed through a curve in the road, causing the truck to roll and slide across the southbound lanes into a snowbank.
“Too fast for conditions” can often apply to weather-related conditions, but in this case, Perry said, it was the combination of the high-profile vehicle, the downhill slope, the curves in the road and driving faster than speed advised for those conditions.
The speed limit in the area is 55 mph, with an advisory speed of 35 mph through the curves. Troopers estimate the 60-year-old driver from North Dakota was traveling about 45 mph, Perry said.
“In those high-profile vehicles you have got to follow what the advisory speed tells you,” he said.
Dispatchers said the crash was reported by another truck driver at the rest area who witnessed the crash.
The driver of the truck, the sole occupant, was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle, so firefighters were called to assist with extrication, but the driver was able to get out of the vehicle unaided.
Perry said southbound travel was reduced to a single lane for about three hours during the crash investigation and removal of the truck.