Man charged with manslaughter in Provo crash that killed 2-year-old

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  • LoveLondon Murray, UT
    July 13, 2018 1:12 p.m.


    My mistakes have never cost anybody their life.

  • chhs2 Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 13, 2018 8:43 a.m.

    My prayers are for the family killed and injured, and also for the young man who caused it to happen. Nothing can replace the 2 year old, and nothing can replace the health of the parents, seriously injured both physically, emotionally and maybe spiritually.

    That said, the young man may be stupid, but he is not a criminal. Yes, he should pay a price, but prison - not so much.

    The price? Paying the medical bills and funeral costs plus whatever civil action may require. Loss of drivers license would be reasonable (which would effect how and where he works.) I hope, and expect that he is also paying an emotional price that never goes away. My experience with another young man in a similar situation says that he may be eaten up with the memory and sorrow because of the death and sorrow of the young girl.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    July 13, 2018 7:14 a.m.

    It was reported, by the D-news and other sources, that the driver had measurable amounts of drugs in his system. Why isn't he also charged with felony DUI?

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    July 13, 2018 12:15 a.m.

    “Winder told a doctor "he may have dozed off," but told police "he had been distracted by his fiancee … when she placed her hand on his shoulder and he turned to kiss her hand," the charges state“

    He was sleepy or did he have a romantic moment with his girlfriend?
    He’s a better man than I am if he can do both at the same time,
    I hope a jelly spined DA doesn’t doesn’t pled this case dropping most of the charges. Every member of this family will suffer the rest of their lives, its a kick in the teeth to forget about the physical and emotional pain this crash brought to each member.
    Not touching the brakes, he was not paying any attention to his driving for more than a second or two. Any driver knows when they are coming upon an intersection well in advance. Having had 11 back surgeries and more injections, and nerve blocks than I want to think about, I have great empathy for those with spinal injuries. My heart goes out to the family.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2018 9:36 p.m.

    Driving 50-55mph in town and taking your eyes off the road are not an accidents. Both are conscious decisions.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    July 12, 2018 9:15 p.m.

    I can see all sides to this very unfortunate incident. We still don't have any information on why he was allowed to be driving a city vehicle on a Sunday with his girlfriend sitting next to him. I've worked for 5 local governments in Utah and you were never allowed to be taking passengers while you were on official city business. Even though they have governmental immunity, I'd really like to hear Pleasant Grove's explanation of the facts in this case. (Have they amended their vehicle policies after this sad incident?)

    That said, I wish the best for the family that suffered so much loss in the collision. I cannot begin to comprehend their pain and burden.

  • Happymomto10 Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 12, 2018 8:26 p.m.

    @lovelondon have you paid for all of the mistakes you have made?
    This is tragic, but certainly NOT intentional. just a simply tragic mistake. we have ALL made them.

    my prayers are with the family AND with the poor young man.

    July 12, 2018 6:53 p.m.

    I hate accidents like this where someone makes a momentary mistake, but someone has to pay the ultimate price. We all make mistakes, but most of us are lucky enough to not kill someone.

    Best wishes for all involved in this tragedy.

  • LoveLondon Murray, UT
    July 12, 2018 6:46 p.m.

    I hope he gets the maximum sentence and is never allowed to drive again. What an absolutely stupid, selfish act on his part.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    July 12, 2018 6:35 p.m.

    C'mon. This guy had a lot of drugs in his system. Why isn't he also charged with felony DUI?