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1 dead in Logan Canyon crash

By Wendy Leonard, Deseret News

Published: Sat, Aug. 2 3:50 p.m. MDT

 Ryker Dattage, 18, of Hyde Park, died in a crash on U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

Ryker Dattage, 18, of Hyde Park, died in a crash on U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

(Utah Highway Patrol)

LOGAN — An 18-year-old Hyde Park man died Saturday after the car he was driving veered into oncoming traffic in Logan Canyon.

Three others, including two passengers and the driver of the other vehicle, were taken to area hospitals in various conditions, one via helicopter. U.S. 89 was closed in the area for some time as officials investigated and cleared the site.

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lawrence Hopper said the accident happened about 8:30 a.m. just south of the Franklin Basin turnoff, where the passenger car driven by Ryker Dattage traveled in front of a truck pulling a boat out of the canyon.

Dattage was badly injured in the collision and died at the scene.

The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. Hopper said officials haven't ruled out distracted driving.

"I can't imagine him messing with a cellphone because you don't have any service up there," Hopper said. "It could be a number of things. It could be driver error. It could be vehicle error. We just don't know yet what it is."

— Wendy Leonard

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1. cval
Hyde Park, UT,
Aug. 2, 2014

Dattage is from Hyde Park, not Hooper.

2. 4blade2007
Provo, Utah,
Aug. 2, 2014

@ cval - you need to read the article again. Hopper is the last name of the UHP Officer investigating the accident. Yes the victim is from Hyde Park.

3. Gosh-DUH
Burlington, CT,
Aug. 3, 2014

from the DN email, with a brief description of this article: "An 18-year-old Hooper man died after the car he was driving veered into oncoming traffic in Logan Canyon."

4. NeilT
Clearfield, UT,
Aug. 3, 2014

From the looks of the crash scene it is a miracle there were any survivors.

5. Mrs TAP
Bountiful, UT,
Aug. 3, 2014

Only opened the article because the headline said the victim was from Hooper. While I feel so very bad for the Hyde Park family, I still have to be relieved that it's not a young man from Hooper. Know too many people there, and my heart stopped for a minute!