Franklin Basin - Logan Canyon
August 19, 2017
Deputies from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and medical crews out of Logan were dispatched to an A.T.V. accident in the Franklin Basin area of Logan Canyon just after noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The accident occurred approximately 4 miles off of U.S. Highway 89 on the Franklin Basin Road.
Investigators report a 33 year old male was riding the A.T.V. when he failed to negotiate a bend in the road. The A.T.V. and the rider ran off the roadway and fell over a 15 foot dropoff. The victim was found unconscious and not breathing. Bystanders performed C.P.R. while medical crews and a Life Flight Helicopter were en-route.
Medical crews continued life saving efforts once they arrived but the victim succumbed to his injuries while still at the scene. The name of the victim and other details are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation. Sheriff’s investigators are being assisted by officials from the Utah State Parks Department as well as the State Medical Examiners Office.
Lt. Mike Peterson - Cache County Sheriff’s Office
Logan Canyon ATV Accident – Update
August 21, 2017
The Cache County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the victim from the fatal A.T.V. accident that occurred on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Cassidy Wakely (33 years old) of Logan, Utah was riding a four wheeler with friends on Franklin Basin Road approximately four miles off of U.S. Highway 89 in Logan Canyon. Mr. Wakely failed to negotiate a bend in the road causing the A.T.V to run off the roadway and drop over a 15 foot ledge.
The incident was witness by others who were riding with him at the time of the accident. By the time the bystanders reached him he was unconscious and not breathing. Bystanders initiated C.P.R. which was continued by rescue crews once they arrived on scene. Mr. Wakely was wearing a helmet but sustained significant internal injuries inthe accident. He succumbed to his injuries while still on-scene.
Investigators have determined that speed was the major factor in the cause of the accident. Cache County Sheriff’s investigators were assisted by officials from State Parks and Recreation and the State Medical Examiner’s Office during the course of the investigation.