Man dies in crash after hitting tree in Brigham City


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BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A man has died after leaving the scene of an accident and hitting a tree shortly after in Brigham City on Sunday.

Around 1:30 a.m., police responded to reports of a white Toyota Tacoma that had hit a pole at 1100 S Main Street in Brigham City.

The vehicle then left the scene of the accident. Brigham City Police later located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop when, for an unknown reason, the driver of the truck went off the road and hit a tree on Highway 13 near 100 North.

UHP troopers responded to the crash and determined that the driver had severe injuries. The driver was then transported to a local hospital in critical condition where police say he passed away.

Officials are investigating whether or not impairment played a part in the crash.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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