TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A Salt Lake City man died Christmas morning after hitting black ice on his way home from work in Tooele County.
Tooele County Sheriff Sgt. Nicholas Yale said they received a call from a witness to the accident just after midnight who said there had been an accident on Rowley Road near MagCorp.
Yale said Steven Hall, 42, was headed home from work when he hit black ice, lost control and slid into a power pole, causing the pole to snap in half and crushing the cab of the truck.
The witnesses, a close friend, and several other co-workers who were also headed home at the same time, stopped at the scene to help. A friend of Hall's, who arrived on scene within minutes, said MagCorp has several emergency medical technicians who responded to the scene, including one who was there within just a couple of minutes after the crash.
"Everyone worked really hard to save Steve, and we want the family to know he was not alone, he was surrounded by people who really cared about him," Hall's friend said. "Everyone worked to pull him out of the truck so our EMT's could perform life saving measures until Tooele County emergency crews arrived to take over."
Hall's friend said everyone has been deeply affected by what happened and making sure the family has the correct information makes all the difference.
"There were a lot of us there who wanted Steve to pull through, we wanted to make sure that we did everything we could." he said. " We want the family to know we are praying for them during this difficult time."
Hall leaves behind a wife, two sons, a granddaughter, his parents, a brother as well as many other extended family and close friends.
For those wishing to help a memorial fund has been established at America First Credit Union.
Hall was one of two people who died in car accidents on Utah Roads during Sunday's snow storm. Later in the afternoon, a multi-vehicle accident on SR-201 claimed the life a 50-year-old Stansbury man.
According to Utah Highway Patrol said there were 320 crashes involving with no injuries, 76 crashes involving injuries, 136 slide offs and two fatal crashes.
ORIGINAL STORY : (Based on information obtained through Tooele County Sheriff)
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