Update: UHP IDs 22-year-old woman killed in Box Elder County crash

Photo Courtesy: Garland Fire Department

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 27, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a woman who died Thursday¬†after an attempt to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed led to a collision with a third-vehicle in Box Elder County.

The deceased has been identified as Mercedes Davis, 22, of Providence, said a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.

A 1993 Honda Accord driven by Davis was traveling west on State Route 30 near milepost 30 when it attempted to pass the vehicle it was following, a previous statement from the Utah Highway Patrol said.

“It is reported that the driver was passing a vehicle at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone,” according to the UHP.

“A witness stated the vehicle went to go around a car and lost control and went into oncoming traffic. The Honda Accord was sideways in traffic when it was hit by a white 2000 Ford Crown Victoria that was traveling eastbound.

The driver and passenger of the Ford were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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