A South Weber man is OK after the Suburban he was driving in through Sardine Canyon flipped upside-down on top of the concrete barrier Friday afternoon.
Kyle Cannon, 49, was driving north hauling a 24-foot camping trailer at approximately 3:05 p.m. when, according to witnesses, the trailer began to fishtail out of control.
Tire marks and gouges were seen in the road at least 100 yards behind the crash near mile post 15 on U.S. Highway 89/91 north of the "big curve."
The 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and trailer flipped upside down, landing directly on top of and perpendicular to the concrete barrier, which went through the roof of the SUV and settled on top of the passenger side door frame.
Cannon was extricated by emergency personnel, but Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said the man was alert and conscious when paramedics arrived and suffered only minor bumps and bruises.
The man's family was traveling in a separate vehicle behind him, but they didn't see the rollover, Perry said.
"The barriers did their job," added Perry. "If it hadn't been for the barrier, he'd be in the southbound lanes."
North and southbound traffic was limited to one lane in each direction of travel, and northbound motorists were backed up through much of the canyon for more than an hour after the crash.
A wrecker crew responded to the site and pulled the demolished Suburban off the barrier. The camping trailer was ripped apart so it could be safely towed away. The frame and walls of the vehicle were completely separated as crews loaded and strapped the pieces onto a flatbed trailer.
Perry said Cannon was checked out at the hospital and released shortly after.