PAYSON, Utah, March 21, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A Payson boy who was struck and killed while riding his skateboard by a woman reportedly driving under the influence Sunday has been identified by family.
RoseAnne Slack of Cedar City posted on her facebook that her grandson Kaydon Sillitoe had just celebrated his eighth birthday on Saturday.
On Sunday, a woman identified as Tabatha Magoon, was driving south on 680 West at approximately 2:35 p.m. and attempted to make a right turn onto 1000 South to go westbound. Because of the wideness of the turn, she ended up in the eastbound travel lane, where she hit the boy who was on his skateboard in that travel lane, according to Payson Police Department Lt. Bill Wright.
The boy was severely injured when police arrived at the scene. He was transported in critical condition to Mountain View Hospital in Payson, where he was later pronounced dead.
Magoon was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of one second-degree felony charge of negligently operating a vehicle causing death and one class B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.