A semi-truck attempted to pass a snowplow in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah on Thursday and ended up clipping the wing of the plow causing it to careen over a 300-foot cliff. 23-year-old snowplow driver Terry Jacobson did survive the ordeal thanks to his seat belt, but he did sustain serious injuries. He remains in the hospital, but it is reported that he will be alright. When driving during the winter, it is important to stay at least 300 feet behind a plow. They are out there clearing the roads to keep us safe, so keep them safe as well by giving them plenty of room. This crash could’ve ended a lot worse, but we are thankful that Terry will be alright.
“A semi truck decided to pass him on the right-hand side. That truck clipped the plow, and sent the plow across oncoming traffic. He went through the guardrail and then it went down 300 feet of embankment, rolling several times,” stated UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras.