Salt Lake City man dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. 40

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WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – A Salt Lake City man died after his truck flipped on SR-40 and hit a large rock Sunday morning near Currant Creek in Wasatch County. 

According to Utah Highway Patrol, a passerby was traveling east on SR-40 near milepost 56 when they noticed tire tracks in the snow leading off the westbound shoulder.

The citizen stopped, saw a pickup overturned on the westbound shoulder of the roadway and called 911 to report the crash.

Responding troopers and Emergency personnel found the driver side roof of the pickup’s cab had struck a large rock on the shoulder.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Justin Wardle, died at the scene. He was the only occupant in the pickup and no other vehicles appear to have been involved in the crash.

Troopers said they believe the driver drifted across the westbound lanes and struck some curbing in the area causing the pickup to overturn and strike the large rock.

Fatigue is being considered as a contributing factor to the crash. 

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