HERRIMAN, Utah, Oct. 1, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified three men who were killed when their vehicle left Herriman Highway and plunged into a ravine.
A news release from Herriman City Police Department said the deceased are Kevin Becerril, 23, of West Valley City, who was driving the red 2006 BMW 325I; Wilmar Martinez-Gonzalez, 20, of West Valley City, the front-seat passenger; and Luis Martinez-Guerra, 18, of Kearns, the rear-seat passenger.
Lt. Cody Stromberg, Herriman Police Department, told Gephardt Daily a 911 call was received just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday when a passerby reported spotting a red passenger car in the ravine north of Herriman Highway at 7300 West.
The 911 caller walked down to the scene and discovered three deceased individuals inside the BMW, said the follow-up news release.
“There were no witnesses to the actual event,” the news release said. “The Herriman City Police Department employs several members of the valley-wide Collision Analysis and Reconstruction unit which typically responds to investigate serious crashes.”
The investigation found that Becerril and Martinez-Gonzalez were not wearing seat belts. Martinez-Guerra was wearing a seat belt. Officials believe all three men died on impact.
Evidence collected at the scene indicates the crash occurred sometime after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Speed and chemical impairment are being investigated as possible contributing factors,” the news release said.
Members of the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) from the South Jordan Police Department and the Cottonwood Heights Police Department also responded to assist with the investigation.
Herriman Police officials said the incident serves as a reminder to all drivers.
“We urge all motor vehicle occupants to always buckle-up, put away distractions, obey posted speed limits and traffic control devices, and never drive impaired,” the news release concludes.