Medical issue likely caused death in Weber County crash

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Weber County officials suspect a medical condition likely caused the death of a man whose vehicle crashed on U.S. 89 near Uintah on Tuesday afternoon.

The 80-year-old driver was the only one in the car at about 3:50 p.m. when it veered off the southbound lane, hit a barrier and crossed into the opposite lane, according to Sgt. Brion Flinders of the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

A pending autopsy will determine the exact cause, but medical responders reported that the single vehicle crash was not severe enough to cause life-threatening injuries to the driver, Flinders said.

A nurse who was driving by stopped and performed CPR on the man until an ambulance arrived. The man was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials did not release the man's name Tuesday night.

Kimball Bennion