EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, June 4, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — A 48-year-old man and 47-year-old woman are dead after a head-on collision with one of two vehicles engaged in a road rage conflict Sundy in Eagle Mountain.
Sgt. Spencer Cannon, spokesman for the Utah County Sheriff‘s Office, said both victims were from Salt Lake County but did not release their names Sunday night.
Dispatch was alerted about 12:30 p.m. to the crash on state Route 73 near mile marker 30, Cannon said.
“Down in the city center, there were two vehicles that got involved in some kind of road rage incident,” Cannon told Gephardt Daily. “It kind of continued there, and it looks like one of them was a little bit more of an aggressor than the other one was, but they were still both involved in it.”
Those vehicles, a Ford F-150 pickup and a Nissan Maxima passenger car, were headed east on the road, which has only one lane in each direction. Each had one male occupant. A Porsche 911 driven carrying the two victims was headed west, Cannon said.
“The driver of one vehicle (the Ford pickup) got into the right-hand emergency lane and pulled up next to the (Nissan Maxima) car, and rammed the car. That car slowed down and prepared to stop. The other vehicle lost control and went over the centerline, and went head-on into the westbound car, and the two occupants of the westbound car are the ones who were killed.
“And they weren’t even part of this,” Cannon said. “They were just innocently driving through the area on a Sunday afternoon, and this happens to them.”
Cannon said he did not believe the man in the Nissan was injured. The man driving the pickup was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The driver of the Ford F-150 faces criminal charges, Cannon said. The Porsche was destroyed in the crash, he said.
Cannon said that although he cannot yet release all the details, “this is a story that needs to be told.”