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Midvale, UT (August 27, 2021) – A history teacher from the Canyons School District was killed on Wednesday, August 25th in a motorcycle accident in Midvale.  

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Jonah Glenn, died when an alleged drunk driver pulled out in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle. The accident occurred at about 10:40 p.m. on 300 West near 900 South. 

26-year-old Wilhelm Robert Heider had a blood-alcohol level of 0.129%. This is about two and a half times the legal limit.  Heider was arrested on a charge of automobile homicide.

Paramedics transported Glenn to a nearby hospital but he died due to the severity of his injuries. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jonah Glenn, at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in Midvale

Fatal collisions are a danger endured by motorcyclists far more than the occupants of any other vehicle. While only 3% of registered vehicles in Utah are motorcycles, the Department of Public Safety recorded 273 accident fatalities in 2017. 39 of these deaths, about 14%, were motorcycle riders.

When people sustain fatal injuries due to someone’s malicious, negligent, or careless actions, their immediate family may be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate wrongful death attorney in Midvale can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.

In 2016, in the state of Utah, over 270 people died in car crashes alone. Hundreds of additional lives are cut short every year from accidents. When a person dies due to another’s negligence, their family can obtain financial compensation through a civil case.

Midvale Fatal Accident Attorneys

The Midvale fatal motorcycle accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have decades of experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing someone they love in an avoidable accident. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area.  

From the start, our team works to assemble a solid legal claim that best demonstrates the liability of the defendant. With sufficient evidence, knowledge of case law, and commitment, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that provide them with the full and fair compensation for their damages.

If a member of your family lost their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Midvale at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get justice 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.