A Springville woman was critically injured after she was thrown from a car after the 16 year old driver lost control on a narrow mountain road in Hobble Creek Canyon.
On Sunday, July 19, 2015, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a rollover crash in the right hand fork of Hobble Creek Canyon. The location of the crash was near the top of the right hand fork of the canyon. Witnesses said the car was traveling approximately 30 MPH when the driver lost control around a curve. The car went over the edge of the road and rolled several times, coming to rest 100 feet below the road. The passenger, McKenzie "Kenzie" Morgan, age 18, of Springville, was not wearing a seatbelt. She was thrown from the car as it rolled. Springville Ambulance personnel responded along with a LifeFlight helicopter. After Kenzie was stabilized she was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo in critical condition. Medical staff found she suffered 6 broken ribs, multiple pelvic fractures, and multiple spinal injuries. Kenzie was transferred to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. She has undergone several surgeries and will undergo more over the next several days. The driver sustained only minor injuries.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO