Police: Sleepy driver rolls pickup truck in Iron County

A Dodge Dakota pickup truck rests on its roof following a rollover on state Route 130 in Iron County, Utah, Nov. 21, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A driver who police say fell asleep at the wheel rolled his pickup truck on state Route 130 in northern Iron County between Minersville and Enoch on Sunday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Bambi Baie said the man was traveling southbound on SR-130 near mile marker 30 shortly before 6 a.m. in a white 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

“The driver fell asleep and went off to the right,” Baie said. “He woke up, overcorrected to the left, went off the embankment and rolled half a time onto the roof.”

Baie said the driver, who was wearing a seat belt, did not appear to be injured. He was taken by ground transportation to Cedar City Hospital for evaluation.

There were no other occupants inside the vehicle, UHP said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings. 

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