West Valley City Man Dies After Hitting Barrier at Rest Stop

The man also collided with a parked semi-truck and was killed on impact

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) A 26-year-old man died and his passenger was flown to the hospital in critical condition after hitting a concrete barrier at a rest stop in Tooele County Friday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened just after 5 a.m. when Skylar Sanger, 26, of West Valley City was headed west on I-80 near milepost 101 and entered the rest area at a high rate of speed, struck a concrete barrier near the entrance, slid sideways and impacted a parked semi-truck.

Sanger was killed on impact and his passenger, a 22-year-old from Salt Lake City was taken by medical helicopter to Mountain West Medical Center in critical condition. 

The driver of the semi-truck, a 30-year-old from Florida, was asleep at the time of the accident and was not injured. 

Troopers believe alcohol impairment was a factor in the accident. 


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