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One-vehicle accident lands truck in creek

SPRINGVILLE — Three people suffered minor injuries Tuesday when the pickup they were in veered off the road and landed upside down in Hobble Creek, police said.

A 25-year-old man was driving east on 400 East with his 10-year-old nephew and 6-year-old niece about 2:30 p.m. when the truck went through the retaining barrier alongside the road near 270 South and ended up in the creek, police said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

"He claims that someone was coming at him, and he swerved and tried to get out of the way," said Springville Police Lt. David Caron.

With the help of firemen and medical professionals, police were able to extract the three people from the truck, Caron said.

The investigating officer is attempting to contact witnesses to see if they can provide more information about the accident. Police are also having the man's blood tested for alcohol or drugs.

Officials said the creek was relatively low when the truck plunged into it.

The 10-year-old boy suffered a broken arm in the crash, and the 6-year-old girl and driver sustained some cuts and bruises, Caron said.

— Emiley Morgan