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Vehicle Crash in Tibble Fork River Claims Life of Driver

Thursday April 13, 2023

[Utah County, UT] – On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 9:03 am, Troopers were notified of a vehicle, a 2016 Audi S4, that had crashed and was upside down in the Tibble Fork River with the occupant still in the vehicle. Upon arrival on SR-92 near milepost 9, troopers found that medical personnel was already on the scene and attempting to remove the driver from the vehicle.

Despite the best efforts of responders, the 56-year-old male driver, who was the vehicle’s sole occupant, was pronounced deceased on the scene. It is believed that the driver was traveling too fast and failed to negotiate a curve based on witness information from up the canyon.

The crash resulted in lane closures for approximately 2 1/2 hours.

The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, and further updates will be provided as they become available.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the driver during this difficult time.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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