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Box Elder Co, UT (May 27, 2021) – The man and woman who were killed in a car accident on Tuesday, May 25th have finally been identified by authorities as Hope Southwick and Kennedy Jones, both 20-year-old residents of Tremonton. 

The crash took place at about 5:00 p.m. when a car driven by Jones was heading southbound on Interstate 15 near Brigham City behind a truck towing a camper trailer when the truck blew a tire, causing the car to swerve in order to dodge the debris. Jones’ car then lost control, left the roadway, and crashed into a pole on the driver’s side.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Southwick, his front-seat passenger, was transported to a local hospital where she passed away from her injuries.

A third, backseat occupant was airlifted to a hospital in life-threatening condition.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Kennedy Jones, and Ms. Hope Southwick, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Car Accidents Caused by Road Debris in Box Elder County

Determining liability for a vehicle accident caused by unsafe conditions on local or state roadways varies. Some commonly at-fault parties include:

  • In the event that an inadequately maintained vehicle or improperly secured object, such as a mattress, ladder, furniture, or other construction-related or household item caused your accident, the driver of that vehicle could be held liable.
  • Truck owners, truck operators, or other people working in the trucking industry could be held accountable for improperly fastened cargo, overloaded trailers, poorly secured trailers, and tire blow-outs.
  • If carelessly maintained roads, like one with a missing or damaged guardrail or a big pothole that has gone unrepaired caused your accident, a government entity might be to blame.

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.