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Missing Person Crashed on SR-208 Mile Marker 8.

Friday December 25, 2020

 On December 25, 2020 at 10:00 am, Michael Charles Lee age 55 of Duchesne County was reported missing. He was last seen Wednesday evening in Hanna before he crashed his red 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck on SR-208 mile marker 8.  The vehicle ran off the road to the West and came to rest approximately 50 feet West of the highway, and down a 60-foot ravine embankment.  The driver suffered incapacitating injuries.  The driver stayed in the vehicle until today at 14:00 when a local resident witness was in the area shooting skeet.  The driver heard the witness shooting skeet and used his own rifle accompanied by verbal calls for help to gain the attention of the witness.  The witness heard additional gunshots and the calls for help and followed the sounds until he located the crashed vehicle.  After locating the vehicle, he contacted Central dispatch and they notified EMS and the Utah Highway Patrol.  Fire, EMS, and law enforcement used safety ropes to scale down the ravine to get to the injured driver (missing person).  Hwy 208 was closed from 14:49 to 15:51. The driver was life-flighted to the University of Utah for treatment.  The incident is still under investigation.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Cameron Roden
UHP Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety
croden@utah.gov

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