3 killed, 6 injured in Tooele County accident involving van carrying church group

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  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 4:10 p.m.

    @RB Scott
    Boston, MA

    "This story is horribly incomplete. Why didn't the editor insist on identifying the victims?"

    Probably because the police were still notifying relatives, and the paper shouldn't be where they learn about a family member's death or injury. In any case, why do the names matter to someone on the other side of the country? If you're not related or a close friend, it shouldn't be a concern, and if you are, is this where you want to learn about it?

  • Bingham High School Student South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    It doesn't matter what church group these people are from, I want to let the families and the victims know you will be in my prayers.

  • donquixote84721 Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    Buckle Up people

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    @ Interested Observer
    "My question is why a US Government vehicle was transporting a church group?"

    Because the group was from a non-denominational christian church at Dugway Proving Ground.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 10:18 a.m.

    seat belts have saved my life on at least 3 occasions. that's why the law requires you to wear them. maybe someone will learn from this tragedy.

  • David M Metairie, LA
    Feb. 17, 2014 10:01 a.m.

    For the most part, safety standards in vehicles in the past have been focused on safety in event of an accident. Now the focus is shifting on preventing accidents all together. Some of these features include:

    * Forward Collision Warning - Vehicle applies breaks in event of potential collision.
    * Lane Keeping System (name varies by maker) - When drifting into another lane, moves vehicle back into your lane (Not to be confused with Lane Departure Warning System).
    * Autonomous Cruise Control - cruise control that reduces its' speed when approaching another vehicle.
    * Blind spot alert - found as an option to many SUV's, Minivans, and larger vehicles, alerts driver if a vehicle is in their blind spot.

    The US Department of Transportation want's to require all new vehicle have vehicle to vehicle communication by 2017 to prevent the accident in the first place.

    Of course all of these features still requires the driver to drive safe. These features are not a substitute reckless or distracted driving.

  • RB Scott Boston, MA
    Feb. 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    This story is horribly incomplete. Why didn't the editor insist on identifying the victims? If there was a reason the names were withheld the reason should have been published. Ditto the name of the church group. To omit such information is unprofessional and raises concerns that accurate reporting has been compromised for one reason or another.

  • InterestedObserver Provo, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 9:26 a.m.

    I am saddened by the loss of life and tragedy of the accident. Hope God our Heavenly Father will comfort and aid all.

    My question is why a US Government vehicle was transporting a church group?

    Looks like the driver of the Grand Caravan or The US Government is going to be on the hook for a lawsuit by someone. My bet, the US Government.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    No excuse for not wearing seat belts. Ever. A tragic reminder of how dangerous driving a motor vehicle can be.

  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    Feb. 17, 2014 6:26 a.m.

    Sear belts prevent ejections.

    Thoughts to the families and victims.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2014 10:46 p.m.

    Very sad! I hope all recover and feel comfort.

    This should remind all of us to buckle-up. Hopefully the more technology improves, the more we can avoid tragedies like this.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 16, 2014 7:26 p.m.

    It is a tragedy to see those so young precious ripped from the ones who love them.

    May they find comfort and hope from the God that sent them here to earth.