TAYLORSVILLE — An accident on I-215 left a teen dead and four family members, including his mother, father and two brothers, injured Saturday morning.
The Utah Highway Patrol reports the family of five from Westfir, Oregon, was traveling to Cottonwood Heights to visit family for the holiday.3 comments on this story
Troopers believe the mother of the family was driving at the time and fell asleep, causing the 2004 Dodge Durango to leave the eastbound lane and roll into a concrete sound wall near 5100 South, shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.
UHP identified the deceased as 19-year-old Cage Patterson of Westfir. Patterson was seated in the rear seat at the time of the accident and all the vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts, according to troopers, who also reported that nether speed, impairment nor weather appear to be factors in the crash.
The four other family members were transported to Intermountain Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
— Art Raymond