PARK CITY — A Park City woman was killed after being hit by a suspected drunken driver going the wrong way on I-80, according to investigators.
Amanda K. Streit, 39, was killed just before 8 p.m. Monday. She was driving a Saturn Vue west on I-80 when she was hit almost head-on by a GMC Yukon XL traveling at a high rate of speed and going the wrong direction, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Yukon, Stuart R. Miller, 30, of Kamas, was transported to Park City Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the UHP.
"Alcohol is suspected as a contributor to the crash on the part of the wrong-way driver," the UHP said in a statement.
After being released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, he was booked into the Summit County Jail for investigation of automobile homicide, reckless driving and having an open container.
Witnesses said Miller entered the wrong side of the freeway at Kimball Junction. He only traveled about a mile, at speeds of 90 mph, before he hit the woman, said UHP Sgt. Todd Royce.
Several of Streit's friends posted messages of remembrance on social media Tuesday, including a fitness center in Park City that teaches Zumba. Streit was highlighted in a Zumba magazine a few years ago.
"It's with a sad heart that the Zumba family lost an inspirational ZIN. RIP Mandy Streit — please do not drink and drive! What an inspiration to me," one person wrote.
"My heart is so sad today. Mandy, I am proud to say you were my friend. You always brought light everywhere you went. Whether it was Zumba, a pub crawl, the lake, a wedding, playing reverse charades or just hanging out having drinks and chats. You always made me smile. I hate that a drunk driver took you from us. I will miss you so much as will so many of us. I know you are in heaven laughing and dancing. We will see each other again my friend. Love you," another post stated.
Others noted Streit's love for being active and in the outdoors.1 comment on this story
"This woman was one of the sweetest, kindest, happiest people I think I have ever met! Amanda Streit (you) are and will always be missed!" a friend wrote.
Streit listed her employer on her Facebook page as the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa. The spa posted a message on its Facebook page Tuesday.
"It's with the heaviest of hearts that we make this post. Really, there aren't even words to say right now as we mourn with the entire Park City community the loss of our dear Mandy. Mandy has been a fixture at SMSC and all we know how to say in this moment is that we love you and we miss you, Mandy."