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Seat belt use saves the life of Chad Lloyd Studham, 41, after truck brakes fail in violent crash on Cottonwood Canyon switchbacks near Nine Mile Canyon, Utah
A Roosevelt man suffered minor injuries after the tanker truck he was driving rolled off a switchback in the Nine Mile Canyon area, according to authorities in Carbon County.
Chad Lloyd Studham, 41, was driving a double tanker truck down the Cottonwood Canyon switchbacks Sunday when the truck's brakes failed and he went off the road. The truck rolled and Studham sustained only very minor injuries. Authorities suggest that had he not been wearing his seat belt he would have died. The tankers he was pulling contained a petroleum product known as distillate, at least 6,000 gallons of which spilled after the crash.