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Trailer swaying causes fatal accident near snowville on Friday
August 20, 2018 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
A Weber County woman and two of her dogs suffered fatal injuries in a rollover accident Friday morning on I-84 near Snowville.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 17, a man and woman in a silver 1997 Toyota 4-runner were pulling an 18 foot travel trailer westbound on I-84 near milepost 11 (east of Snowville), when the trailer began swaying, causing the driver to lose control.
“They had just come out of a single lane construction zone. The travel trailer began to whip and pulled them toward the right. The trailer tipped toward the left side and forced the vehicle to go off the freeway to the right, separating from the vehicle,” said Lieutenant Lee Perry of the Highway Patrol.
The trailer broke apart as it spun around, coming to rest about 35' off of the roadway. The Toyota rolled and eventually came to rest on its side about 100' from the freeway facing the opposite direction it had been traveling.
The male driver, identified as 47-year-old Eric D. Hauber of Ogden, suffered minor head injuries. The female passenger, identified as 49-year-old Amy L. Hauber, also of Ogden, suffered more severe injuries to her head and lower abdomen.
Both were transported by ambulance to Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton. The female passenger was going to be transported by helicopter to an Ogden area hospital, but her condition worsened, and she succumbed to her injuries before transport could be made.
The couple had also been traveling with three dogs, two of which were killed in the accident. The third dog ran away from the accident, and was recovered a short distance away. The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic, found to be in good condition, and was returned to the driver.
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