Lt. Steven Winward with the Utah Highway Patrol says that the accident occurred at mile post 474 on US 89 in Logan Canyon around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
A 46-year-old male driving a Honda Accord was traveling northbound and began to brake for a vehicle crash in the area when the vehicle slid off a 10-foot embankment and overturned into the Logan River. Officials report that the road was slick and was snowpacked during the incident.
Three passengers were also in the vehicle, two nine-year-old girls and a 4-year-old boy. One of the females and the boy are the children of the driver and the other female is a family friend.
The vehicle became submerged in the water for a minute when several individuals passing through the area jumped into the water.
The driver was able to free himself and with the help of several good Samaritans was able to turn the car right side up.
The 4-year-old boy was not breathing and was unconscious when he was pulled from vehicle. Rescuers quickly acted and began CPR.
Both of the 9-year-old girls were conscious and breathing but were suffering from hypothermia.
All passengers and the driver were transported by private vehicle down the canyon where they met with an ambulance that transported the victims to Logan Regional Hospital.
The 4-year-old and the daughter of the driver were transported to Primary Children’s Hospital by air ambulance. The other female is said to be doing well at Logan Regional Hospital.
UHP officials say that all involved are expected to survive thanks to the help of the good Samaritans who stopped and helped.