Two teens were killed after the driver of a pickup drifted into their lane and collided head on with their car. All involved were wearing seat belts.
On August 17, 2016, at about 1:53 AM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a head on crash on SR-73 in Eagle Mountain near the intersection with Ranches parkway. The crash occurred when the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup, driving west, drifted over the center line and collided head on with a car that was driving east. The east bound car, a Ford Focus passenger car, was driven by Hailie Leeann Godfrey, age 18, of Eagle Mountain. Her passenger was Simon Olsen, age 18, also of Eagle Mountain. Godfrey and Olsen both appear to have died immediately as a result of the head on impact with the pickup. The driver of the pickup, Tanner Jace Evans, age 20, of Eagle Mountain, did not remember what happened. He was wearing a seat belt and sustained a minor head injury. He was treated at the scene of the crash. All three of the people involved in the crash were wearing seat belts. The cause of the crash is unclear but there is no immediate evidence that alcohol or drugs were a factor. The bodies of Godfrey and Olsen were taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Salt Lake City. This investigation remains active.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO