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MOTORIST DIES AFTER DRIVING INTO PAYSON CANYON CANAL

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A motorist traveling alone Sunday afternoon drove off the Canal Road coming out of Payson Canyon and into a canal.

He died of his injuries later at Mountain View Hospital.Killed was:

Homer Ellsworth, 77, Salem.

Ellsworth was southbound on Canal Road when he went through the guardrail at approximately 1100 East.

He was trapped inside his car in the water when officials arrived.

Quick response from Payson Police Officer Bill Swartzenwelder brought out a wrecker and the Payson ambulance and fire department crew, who pulled Ellsworth from the car.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was administered at the scene and Ellsworth was transported to the hospital.