Gordon P. Larson, 90, apparently lost control of his 2000 Buick LeSabre on the wet road, sometime after 3:45 p.m. The vehicle went off the road to the left and rolled into the Logan River. It landed on its roof.
Someone driving by noticed the tracks going off the road and stopped to investigate. He saw the overturned vehicle and then summoned other passersby to assist. Approximately 15 people climbed into the river to flip the car over onto its wheels, but the driver had already succumbed to his injuries.
The crash was not reported until about 4:20 p.m., because there was no cellphone service in the area, and those calling had to drive out of the canyon to call 911. The call was first reported as a two car-crash, due to the fact that just 75 yards away, two Logan men were involved in a similar crash about 3:45 p.m. Their vehicle, a Honda Accord, slid off the slick road, hit a rock and flipped onto its top. Neither occupant was injured.
The trooper investigating determined the two accidents were not connected.