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Police: Alcohol, high speeds possible factors in fatal single-vehicle crash

Police believe alcohol and high speeds were factors in a single-vehicle crash that killed a man on Tuesday, July 26, 2018. (Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety)

(KUTV) — Police think high speed and alcohol may have been pivotal factors in a crash that left a 26-year-old man dead on Tuesday.

At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, police in Logan received reports of an accident on SR 91 in Sardine Canyon.

Witnesses say they saw a tan Mercury Sable traveling at high speeds and swerving between other vehicles on the road. They told police the car hit the cement divider and crossed southbound lanes, then traveled off the shoulder, jumped a large ditch and crashed into a mountainside.

The vehicle rolled over and the driver was partially ejected. Police say he was wearing a seat belt, but was killed on impact.

Police identified the deceased as Broc Riley, 26, of Logan.

Evidence located at the scene led police to believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. The right lane of traffic on SR 91 was closed for about two and a half hours while the crash was investigated.

Riley's was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

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