[UPDATED] Cyclist dies after accident on Old Highway 40
A cyclist was transported to the hospital and died there after an accident involving a passenger truck Thursday afternoon.
Thursday, July 7, at 3:16pm, Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a man reporting that a black GMC Sierra hit a man on a bicycle while traveling on East Frontage Road (Old Highway 40) near Forestdale Road in Summit County.
On scene, deputies learned from multiple witnesses that a 21-year-old Provo man was traveling south on Old Highway 40 on an electric assist bicycle. For reasons unknown, the cyclist swerved into the travel lanes and crossed into oncoming traffic. A 44-year-old male, driving a GMC passenger truck northbound, was unable to avoid hitting the man on the bicycle. Unfortunately, the passenger truck hit the man on the bicycle. The impact caused severe injury to the cyclist. The cyclist was wearing a helmet.
Medical personnel provided immediate aide to the cyclist, and he was flown to a Salt Lake hospital by AirMed. Unfortunately, the man died from his injuries at the hospital. The crash investigation is ongoing.
The identity of the cyclist will not be released until the family has the opportunity to communicate their loss with extended family and friends.
Old Highway 40 between Quinn's Junction and Home Depot remained closed Thursday evening. Park City Fire District PIO Michelle Andersen said at 5:30 p.m. that crews did not have an estimate for when it would re-open.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office reported that the crash involved a single cyclist and a passenger truck and that the cyclist's injuries were critical.
This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.