Update: UHP IDs victim in fatal Legacy Highway crash

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

CLEARFIELD, Utah, June 8, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in head-on collision Friday morning in Clearfield.

The victim was Hyrum Stevenson Stoker, 37, from Syracuse.

The accident happened at about 7:45 a.m. on Legacy Highway when a 16-year-old boy driving a male passenger of the same age was headed north in a 2004 black Nissan Maxima.

The Maxima crossed into the southbound lane for an unknown reason, and it hit Stoker’s 2005 gray Acura. Stoker, who was alone in his car, died at the scene.

The Maxima was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived. Centerville Police officer Shawn McWilliams, working with a passerby, braved the flames to pull the 16-year-old Maxima passenger. Troopers arrived and helped McWilliams get the teen driver out of the vehicle. McWilliams was later treated for smoke inhalation.

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Fire and ambulance crews arrived, extinguished the car, and transported the passenger to Primary Children’s Hospital. The Maxima’s driver was flown to the University of Utah Medical Center in critical condition.

Troopers are looking at aggressive and excessive speed as a factor in the crash.

Legacy Highway was closed for multiple hours after the crash as officers processed the scene, causing major delays in rush hour traffic.

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  1. I am just hearing of the accident on legacy highway. My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Stoker. Officer McWilliams is a hero. Those boys would have burned alive if not for his efforts. Also the passerby who assisted is to be commended. I hope the boys will heal and have learned that speeding is never a good thing.

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