Car_crash_2A father and son from Utah County were reported to be involved in a fatal car crash that resulted in the death of the 59- year-old father and in the son being hospitalized for injuries.

Authorities did not release the names pending notification of the family.

According to the news article, the 16-year-old son was driving the car that went off a switchback Thursday.

Juab County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Pulver said the teen was driving along the Nebo Loop Road when the vehicle went off the road near the Red Creek Flats area just after 2 p.m. Investigators are working to determine why the car went off the road.

The report disclosed that the car rolled down an embankment and landed on the switchback below. Lt. Brent Pulver of the Juab County Sherriff’s office said the father was pronounced dead at the scene and the son was transported in serious condition by ambulance to Central Valley Hospital in Nephi.

Pulver was quoted as saying that the teen was conscious and talking when he was taken from the scene.

The Nebo Loop Road is described as  narrow and winding with sections of hairpin curves affords incredible views of the Wasatch Range and its tallest mountain, 11,929-foot Mt. Nebo. A switchback refers to “road or trail joined by hairpin turn.”

FIX ME RIGHT NOW PLEASEChristensen & Hymas shares the grief of the family. Lost lives due to car accidents are becoming too common on Utah roads. We encourage everyone to take extra precaution when traveling. Please be safe and share the road by obeying all traffic rules. Do check your cars before you travel for any maintenance and repair needs.

Original article by McKenzie Romero of Deseret News.

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