A 2-year-old Ogden girl killed in a bizarre accident in front of her home was among eight fatalities on Utah roads over the weekend.
Killed in weekend accidents were:Lisa Price, 2, Ogden.
Paulette Savage, 25, Logan.
Layne Merrill Nelson, 24, Price.
DeAnn Jensen, 51, Cleveland.
Laurel Turpin, 39, Provo.
Wayne R. Hansen, 42, Ogden.
Names of two victims have not been released.
Ogden Police Lt. Chuck Buzick said the Price child, daughter of Duane and Edita Price, 2955 Madison, was killed about 4:40 p.m. Saturday when she was hit by a runaway car while playing outside her home.
Buzick said the girl was playing on the curb when Roberta Mendez, Ogden, parked her car up the street to visit the Prices' neighbors. Mendez left the car, apparently leaving her car door open, the lieutenant said.
The car rolled backward, and the open door struck Price, scooping her off the curb and into the gutter where she was run over by the car's left front tire, Buzick said.
The car continued down the block and struck another car before coming to rest. A 2-year-old unidentified child left in the front seat of the vehicle was not injured.
Two people, who have not yet been identified, were killed in a fiery vehicle blaze in Price Canyon late Sunday night.
According to the report of Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Judy Hamaker, the two victims were driving east of U-6 about 20 miles east of Price when their vehicle collided with a car being towed behind a pickup truck. The vehicle's engine burst into flames and burned the driver and passenger.
The driver of the pickup, John H. Nielsen, 43, and his family, all of Salt Lake City - wife, Vicki, 33; son, Jeremy Draidfort, 11; and daughter, Natasha Nielsen, 9 - were transported to the Castle Dale Hospital in Price, treated and later released.
Savage was killed about 6:30 a.m. Saturday in a two-car collision on U.S. 91, three miles north of Logan, said North Park Police Officer John Vicars.
She was southbound in the outside lane of the highway when her car collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Ampelio Garzasoto, 21, Lewiston, Idaho, Vicars said.
Savage was taken to Logan Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, he said. Garzasoto was treated at the Logan hospital and released.
Nelson and Jensen were killed in a one-car accident Saturday morning.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Robertson said a vehicle driven by Nelson left U-10 about two miles south of Price, plowed through a chain-link fence and vaulted into a wash, crashing into a grove of trees. The victims were dead at the scene.
Robertson estimated the accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The wreckage was not discovered until 8 p.m. Saturday.
Turpin died Saturday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving crashed three miles up White River Canyon near the Carbon-Wasatch County border, said UHP dispatcher Marty Estrada.
He said details were sketchy about the accident, which was reported about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Hansen was killed in a Saturday morning rollover on a dirt road outside of Grouse Creek in Box Elder County.
UHP Trooper Dale Hooper said the victim was killed when his truck rolled off a steep, dirt road in Dove Creek Canyon. Hansen was ejected from the vehicle, which later ran over him. His two sons, whose names and ages were not available, were not injured in the rollover.