Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
A 22-year-old was critically injured Saturday night after he crashed his car near West Weber. Courtesy Weber County Sheriff's Office
Man critically injured in West Weber crash
First Published Sep 09 2012 11:58 am • Last Updated Dec 25 2012 11:31 pm

A 22-year-old was critically injured Saturday night after he plowed through two concrete barriers, drove across two railroad tracks and a state highway before losing control of his vehicle and crashing it.

Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther said the man was northbound in a Chevy Impala about 11:10 p.m. on 4300 West near West Weber when he encountered a dead-end.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Instead of stopping, Lowther said the man drove through two jersey barriers — thick concrete barricades that are about three feet tall — and then across the tracks and State Highway 39. In all, he drove about 200 feet before he lost control and rolled his car.

When deputies arrived, the car was on fire and the man was lying in the back seat, Lowther said.

Deputies quickly extinguished the flames and the man was flown to Ogden Regional Medical Center for treatment of an internal head injury and numerous other injuries.

He wasn’t wearing a seat belt, investigators said.

Lowther said the crash remained under investigation. He said speed was a factor and deputies were investigating whether anything else, including alcohol, was involved.

No one else was injured. Highway 39 and the nearby railroad tracks were closed for about hours overnight while deputies investigated.


Twitter @sltribjanelle

story continues below

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.