Victim in I-80 crash expected to survive |

Victim in I-80 crash expected to survive

Aaron Osowski, The Park Record

A victim of a vehicle crash on Interstate 80 on Wednesday will reportedly survive after being struck by a car that had lost control.

Alec McMorris, 21, of Draper, exited his car to assist Nicholas Parsons, 24, of Salt Lake. Parsons was driving a Toyota 4Runner and had lost control on the slick road of I-80 eastbound near the East Canyon exit on Wednesday morning.

Parsons, who was cited for driving too fast for road conditions, struck the left hand concrete barrier when McMorris parked in front of Parsons on the emergency lane to assist him. A Toyota Tacoma, driven by Kyle Rosebush, 27, of Park City, came across the corner, lost control and simultaneously struck Parsons’ vehicle and McMorris, sending McMorris flying 40 to 50 feet, according to Utah Highway Patrol Corp. Todd Johnson.

McMorris sustained a severe leg injury and head trauma and was transported to the University of Utah Hospital, where he was listed as critical. Johnson said he was told that McMorris will survive.

Johnson added that Rosebush has not been cited for any offense yet.