LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol says charges are pending against a 27-year-old Idaho man who was seriously injured when he crashed his pickup into the Logan River about 15 miles northeast of Logan.

The patrol says Casey Sims of Bear Lake County appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when he missed a curve just south of Temple Fork and drove over the embankment Saturday afternoon. State public safety spokesman Joe Dougherty says Sims was ejected about half way across the river.

He was transported to Logan Regional Hospital and later flown to Ogden. The (Logan) Herald Journal reports a fatal accident at roughly the same spot claimed the life of a 90-year-old Tremonton man in November when he hit a patch of ice and plunged into the river.