Unified Police IDs man it says caused accident that killed infant, injured others in Herriman

Lawrence Probert. Photo: Salt Lake County

HERRIMAN, Utah, April 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Unified Police Department has identified the man it says caused a traffic accident that killed an infant and injured five others besides himself on Monday in Herriman.

The man is 26-year-old Lawrence Probert, of Kearns, a UPD tweet says. Charges are pending in the three-vehicle accident, but Probert was taken into custody due to his status with Adult Parole & Probation.

The crash occurred at about 7:18 p.m. on Mountain View Corridor, near Rosecrest Road, when a 1997 GMC truck driven by Probert, who was reportedly speeding, collided with a minivan and a second truck, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera.

Injury information the UPD released Tuesday morning says that:

  • In the 2016 Chrysler minivan, a 9-month-old baby girl was killed, and a 3-year-old girl, a 24-year-old female passenger, and a 26-year-old male driver were seriously injured.
  • In a 2003 Dodge Dakota, a 34-year-old male driver was critically injured.
  • And in Probert’s GMC truck, a 24-year-old female passenger was critically injured and he was seriously injured.

Three medical helicopters and multiple first responders were called to the scene, which closed the roads late into the night.

Rivera called the crash “horrific,” and said it was “really difficult for first responders.” Most who responded had had children or grandchildren the ages of the girls, she said.

“Anytime a child is involved in a crash … your hearts go out to everybody that’s been impacted by this car crash.”

UPD said it will release information on the conditions of the victims as soon as possible.


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