Uintah County teen killed in Sunday crash

Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 8:53 a.m. MST

Skyler Christensen, 17, of Fort Duchesne, died Sunday, Nov. 25. 2012, when he was ejected from a car during a crash south of Lapoint, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Department.

Uintah County Sheriff's Department

Enlarge photo»

LAPOINT, Uintah County — An early morning crash killed a teenager Sunday, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Department.

The 17-year-old boy and another juvenile were traveling south of Lapoint near 4000 North and 9500 East about 3:30 a.m. when the car they were in slid off a dirt road. The car rolled once, ejecting the 17-year-old, said Uintah County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Fletcher.

The teen who was ejected died at the scene, Fletcher said. He was identified in his obituary as Skyler Christensen of Fort Duchesne.

The other juvenile in the car suffered cuts and bruises, Fletcher said.

Investigators are still trying to determine who was driving when the crash occurred and what caused the crash.

E-mail: gliesik@desnews.com Twitter: GeoffLiesik

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS