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Posted On May, 17, 2021 By Accident News

Beaver Co, UT (May 17, 2021) – Sheriff’s deputies from Beaver County responded to the scene of a rollover accident on Friday, May 14th near Milford. 

Upon their arrival, they located Ann Slabbert trapped inside a vehicle that was lying on its side with the roof caved in. The woman was conscious but had sustained serious injuries during the impact.

Slabbert was extricated and given CPR. An ambulance transported her to a landing area where a medical helicopter was waiting, but she passed away before rescuers could get her on board.  

The vehicle’s driver, 59-year-old Anthony Mickelson, a resident of Minersville, was arrested and charged with automobile homicide and DUI, both third-degree felonies.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Ann Slabbert, at this time.

Fatal DUI Accidents in Beaver County

In 2018 and 2019, the rate of arrests for drunk and drugged drivers fell by 4{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149}. The largest percentage of these drivers were arrested in Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, and Utah counties, making up 70{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of the state’s drunk driving arrests. Every remaining county outside of Wasatch Front added together comprised just 30{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of Utah’s drunk driving crashes, a figure that is disproportionate to the region’s population.

When victims pass away from injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless drivers, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.

The Utah fatal accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. 

Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward. 

If your loved one lost their lives in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.