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Single Vehicle Mishap on U.S. 6 near Summit Claims Life Of Dallas Motorist


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By RICHARD SHAW
Staff reporter

One of four traffic accidents in Price Canyon reported to the Utah Highway Patrol on Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Texas man.

Douglas Corsino, 34 of Dallas, TX. was reportedly driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup westbound when the truck veered off U.S. Highway 6 at about 5:23 a.m. on April 16.

The Texas motorist's Chevy pickup truck left the roadway at milepost 212.3, located approximately two miles east of Soldiers Summit.

The roadways were slick and icy and snow was falling at the time of the single-vehicle accident, according to law enforcement authorities investigating the fatal incident.

"He was just traveling too fast for the existing conditions," indicated UHP Trooper Jason Marshall in a later interview.

According to Marshall, the Chevy pickup truck rolled one and one-half times after leaving the highway, partially ejecting Corsino.

The Dallas resident was purportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the traffic incident.

The victim succumbed to torso injuries incurred in the accident, according to law enforcement officials.

The driver was apparently found sitting on the ground by the truck some time after the accident by two passersby from Ogden, Elizabeth Sarr and Amie Young.

The women tried to make Corsino comfortable and Sarr talked to the Dallas man while Young attempted to flag down passing motorists for assistance.

The two Ogden residents had cell phones with them Tuesday morning, but the telecommunication devices wouldn't work in the area of the canyon where the fatal accident occurred.

"One man stopped and said he would go to the gas station at the summit and call, but no one came," explained Sarr during an interview on Tuesday after the fatal accident.

"We covered him up (with a sleeping bag) and he talked to me for awhile, but then he started breathing hard and he passed out," added Sarr.

The women said it took almost half an hour before they could to get a second motorist to stop. The motorist was a truck driver who called for help on a CB radio.

The women tried to revive Corsino, but the Texas man reportedly stopped breathing not long before the first law enforcement officer arrived at the accident scene.

"When the officer arrived, he told us the man was dead," stated Sarr through the tears of relating the incident. "We just couldn't get anyone to stop and help us. I couldn't believe it."

The other traffic mishaps that occurred along the canyon roadway on Tuesday morning were all non-injury accidents.

One of the traffic-related incidents reportedly involved a drivers education vehicle from Carbon High School.

Corsino was the fourth fatality occurring on U.S. 6 between Soldiers Summit and Price since the first of the year.


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