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Posted On Oct, 15, 2020 By Accident News

Duchesne Co, UT (October 14, 2020) – Local law enforcement officers have identified the two people who were killed when their SUV hit a cow on SR-40 in Duchesne County on Sunday, October 11th.

The deceased victims have been identified as 48-year-old Cody Marx, a resident of Roosevelt, and 31-year-old Whitney A. Corbridge, a resident of Vernal.

According to officials with the Utah Highway Patrol, at about 8:15 p.m., a Ford Explorer heading eastbound collided with a cow along SR-40. 

As the driver stopped and exited the vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata that was directly behind the Explorer also pulled over and a backseat passenger got out of the vehicle. Both people were standing on the shoulder when a GMC pick-up truck coming from the opposite direction struck the dead cow in the roadway, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the Explorer. 

The force of the impact thrust the Explorer forward where it hit both people standing on the shoulder.

Marx, the driver of the Explorer, was killed on impact.

Corbridge, the passenger in the Sonata, was transported via ambulance to Uintah Basin Medical Center. She was pronounced dead a short while later.  

The driver of the GMC and the three passengers from the Sonata were unharmed during the incident.

The scene of the accident was closed temporarily while officers from the Utah Highway Patrol investigated the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims, Mr. Cody Marx and Mrs. Whitney Corbridge, at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Duchesne County

A car accident takes place in Utah once every 10 minutes, someone is injured during one of these accidents once every 23 minutes and, every 36 hours, a Utah car accident claims a life.

Car accidents are one of the main causes of accidental deaths throughout the state. The top three causes of car accidents in Utah are speeding (42%), failure to maintain lane (35%), and unbuckled vehicle occupants (34%).

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 clients’ 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 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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