Kaysville, UT (June 29, 2021) – Two people were killed and three more were injured on Tuesday, June 29th in a multi-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at Burton Lane.
The crash happened at about 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle belonging to a catering company had a bunch of its canvas bags fall onto the interstate and two following cars slowed as they approached the debris. The unexpected debris and deceleration caused a Ford F-250 to crash into a Toyota Prius, which then crashed into a Chevy Malibu.
The occupants of the Prius, and man and woman, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Another man was med flighted to an area hospital in critical condition.
The occupants of the Malibu sustained serious injuries and were taken to a trauma center by ambulance.
The driver of the Ford sustained non-critical injuries and was arrested for a DUI.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2018 and 2019, the rate of arrests for drunk and drugged drivers fell by 4%. The largest percentage of these drivers were arrested in Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, and Utah counties, making up 70% of the state’s drunk driving arrests. Every remaining county outside of Wasatch Front added together comprised just 30% 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.
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.
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