24.3 C
New York

Missing truck driver found dead after crash into Utah reservoir


Officials in Utah say that the body of a missing truck driver has been recovered following a Monday evening crash into a reservoir.

The crash occurred around 7:12 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in Wasatch County, Utah, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

A truck driver was hauling a load of propane south on SR-189 near mile marker 24 when the truck left the highway and jackknifed.

The truck crashed through a guardrail and into Deer Creek Reservoir, coming to a rest with the cab partially submerged in the water.

First responders were unable to locate the truck driver, and the vehicle was left overnight due to the tanker venting gas.

Once Hazmat teams deemed that the situation was safe, the truck was removed from the water.

The body of the truck driver was found inside the cab.

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash, but they say that no other vehicles were involved.


Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking