Driver plows into fence at Park City Cemetery
November 21, 2014
A driver recently struck the Park City Cemetery fence along Kearns Boulevard, causing extensive damage.
The collision dislodged a part of the fence. Caution tape was posted to keep people away from the damaged section.
The Park City Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:47 p.m. on Nov. 13. Police logs indicated the vehicle at that time was seen on the sidewalk.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said a 29-year-old man from Murray was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Kearns Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle and hit the fence. The vehicle drove over a sidewalk before reaching the structure.
Kirk said there was snow on the road and it was snowing at the time of the accident. It appears the driver was traveling too fast for the road conditions, Kirk said. He was not sure of the driver’s speed. The Police Department cited the driver.
The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was not injured, Kirk said. A tow truck was called for the vehicle.
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Kirk said the damage to the fence is estimated to be in excess of $1,000.
The Police Department has long suggested drivers slow down when conditions are snowy. Some of the first snow of significance this season was falling at the time of the accident at the cemetery.