Bernard A. Broughton was heading north near 1075 Main St., at approximately 11 a.m. when his Ford pickup truck drifted off the right shoulder of the highway and struck a flatbed trailer that was parked alongside the road, according to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol.
Broughton’s truck slid out of control and sideswiped a parked pickup truck that was hauling the flatbed trailer, UHP officials said. Broughton’s pickup truck then rolled onto its side and came to rest next to another pickup truck and trailer that were parked on the shoulder of U.S. 191, which is also Moab’s main Street.
Broughton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected from his vehicle, according to the UHP report. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The parked vehicles were not occupied at the time of the crash, according to the UHP report.
Investigators are trying to determine whether a possible medical condition may have contributed to the crash and also whether Broughton was talking on his cell phone just prior to or when the accident occurred, UHP officials said.