BRIGHAM CITY - Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, June 28, 2022
Brigham City police and EMS crews were kept busy, Tuesday, June 28, as they dealt with a serious crash and a major gas leak.
According to Lt. Tony Ferderber, while crews were dealing with a gas leak on 500 West, a head-on crash between a pickup truck and a Suburban occurred on 200 South about 9:45 a.m.
Ferderber said preliminary investigation has determined the driver of the pickup truck, a 27-year-old Ogden man, was traveling west when he drifted into the path of the eastbound Suburban, driven by a 31-year-old Brigham City man.
Both drivers sustained serious injuries in the crash. The pickup driver was airlifted from the scene. The Suburban driver was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital and then flowed by helicopter to a trauma center.
The gas leak occurred earlier, about 8:45 a.m., when a construction company working in the area of 1041 N. 500 West, struck a 4-inch gas line that Blue Stakes had failed to identify and mark. As a safety precaution, three homes in the area of the leak were evacuated and the road closed for most of the day.
Dominion Gas personnel were called to the scene, the gas line was shut off and repairs were made.
Officers were able to reopen the street to traffic in the mid afternoon, and the displaced occupants were able to return to their homes.