10-year-old girl dies in I-15 crash

Published: Thursday, Aug. 6 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

BEAVER COUNTY — A 10-year-old girl was killed in a car accident Wednesday morning.

Jasmin Gonzalez was among 10 other people riding in a 1999 Chevy Tahoe traveling north on I-15 just north of Beaver when the driver over-corrected and the vehicle rolled, ejecting five of the passengers. Jasmin, who was traveling from Aurora, Colo., with the other occupants, died at the scene. Utah Highway Patrol troopers believe the driver fell asleep and the vehicle drifted off the roadway into the center median.

The driver and front-seat passenger were the only ones wearing seat belts; all other occupants were in the back of the vehicle with the seats folded down.

One 5-year-old girl was air lifted to Primary Children's Medical Center in serious condition. All other occupants received minor injuries and were transported to Beaver Valley Hospital.

The right lane was closed for about an hour.

— Lana Groves

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