Update: Driver arrested in fatal crash in Logan; charges include auto homicide, DUI

Bradley Thompkins. Photo: Cache County Sheriff's Office

LOGAN, Utah, April 18, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Logan City Police Department has released more information about a fatal crash that occurred at about 9 p.m. Monday.

According to a LCPD news release, a 23-year-old Cache Valley man died in the accident, and his mother and sister were hospitalized.

They were in a small Toyota SUV at 400 South and 100 West, attempting to go east through the intersection, the release states.

A 2006 Chevrolet truck, traveling southbound on 100 West, struck the Toyota in the intersection, causing it to spin several times and collide with a parked vehicle.

The 23-year-old man was ejected from the Toyota and died on scene, the release says.

When police arrived, witnesses to the crash were helping the driver of the truck, identified as 25-year-old Bradley Matthew Thompkins.

Witnesses told officers that two other occupants of the truck had run from the scene.

Officers found Jerry Lee Gooding, 26, hiding a block away from the scene, according to Logan Police.

“He was combative and uncooperative with officers. The second runner was located at his residence and was identified as a 17 year old juvenile,” the release continues.

Bradley Thompkins and Jerry Gooding were treated for their injuries and were released pending the investigation. 

“Accident re-constructionists investigated the scene. They found the 1995 Chevrolet truck to be travelling at a high rate of speed in a 25 MPH zone in a residential area.

“Cameras from the Logan Recreation Center captured images of the truck travelling south on 100 West in the area of 200 South moments before the collision at 400 South,” the release goes on.

“Bradley Thompkins, Jerry Gooding and the 17 year old juvenile were found to have been consuming alcohol during the evening before the crash.”

Thompkins was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail on the following charges:

  • Criminal automobile homicide, a second-degree felony
  • Three counts of DUI with serious injury, a third-degree felony
  • Obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony
  • DUI with a minor, a class A misdemeanor
  • Driving on revocation/suspension out of state license, a class B misdemeanor

Charges for Jerry Gooding and the 17-year-old male are still pending, according to the release.

Police are not releasing the names of the victims in the crash at this time, as the family is still in the process of notifying all family members.


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