Two teens killed in Eagle Mountain head-on crash

Two teens were killed after the driver of a pickup drifted into their lane and collided head-on with their car, officials said. Photo Courtesy: UCSO

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Aug. 17, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Two teens were killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning after the 20-year-old driver of a pickup truck drifted into their lane and collided with their car, officials said.

The car was driven by Hailie Leeann Godfrey, 18, of Eagle Mountain. Her passenger was Simon Olsen, also 18 and of Eagle Mountain.

Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday to the crash on State Route 73 in Eagle Mountain near the intersection with Ranches Parkway, according to a prepared statement.

The crash occurred when the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup, driving west, drifted over the center line and collided head-on with a Ford Focus that was driving east, the news release stated.

The eastbound car was driven by Godfrey, with Olsen as her passenger. Godfrey and Olsen both appear to have died immediately as a result of the head-on impact with the pickup.

The driver of the pickup, Tanner Jace Evans, age 20, of Eagle Mountain, said he did not remember what happened. Evans sustained a minor head injury. He was treated at the scene of the crash. All three of the people involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts.

The cause of the incident is unclear, but there is no immediate evidence that alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The bodies of Godfrey and Olsen were taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Salt Lake City. This investigation remains active.


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