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Duchesne Co, UT (March 29, 2021) – A woman and a man were killed in a rollover accident on Saturday, March 27th in Duchesne County.

The victims have since been identified as 27-year-old Austin P. Graph-Liley, and 38-year-old Kristin A. Thompson, both residents of Salt Lake City. Officials have not stated which person was driving the vehicle.

The accident took place at about 3:00 p.m. at about 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of State Route 40 where Thompson and Graph-Liley were in a 1997 Jeep Cherokee. The driver unsuccessfully navigated a bend in the roadway, causing it to run off the righthand side of the road, and overcorrect to the left. The driver then overcorrected to the right and left the roadway again. 

Once the Jeep left the righthand side of the road a second time, it overturned. Both occupants were ejected and sustained fatal injuries.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. Austin P. Graph-Liley, and Mrs. Kristin A. Thompson, at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Duchesne County

An automobile accident happens every 10 minutes in Utah. Every 23 minutes, someone sustains a significant crash-related injury, and every 36 hours, someone is killed during one of these accidents. 

Vehicle collisions have a disastrous impact on Utah residents. They are also one of the main causes of accidental deaths across the state. As reported by the Utah Highway Safety Office, there were 52,287 car accidents in Utah in 2012, which caused injuries to 22,325 victims and the deaths of 243 more. 2012 was also the year with the lowest rate of vehicular fatalities since 1974.  

When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims.

Our team has pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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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.