ACCIDENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ACCIDENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Climber takes deadly fall in Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542203-78/park-spencer-climber-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542203-78/park-spencer-climber-national.html.csp">Climber takes deadly fall in Zion National Park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T21:53:53.642-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A California man died Sunday afternoon during a fall while climbing in Zion National Park. Christopher H. Spencer, 47, of San Jose, Calif., was with a fellow climber when they started “Iron Messiah,” a difficult 5.10 climb in Zion Canyon. The pair was on an approach pitch in easy fifth class terrain when the climber apparently fell backward, tumbling approximately 80 feet down the steep slope, striking a series of ledges, according to a park news release. The cause was under investigation by th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542203@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:53:53 MDT UHP’s search for crash victim’s next-of-kin proving difficult http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541072-78/pickup-victim-efforts-ford.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541072-78/pickup-victim-efforts-ford.html.csp">UHP’s search for crash victim’s next-of-kin proving difficult</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T20:17:21.545-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 08:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Highway Patrol, stymied in its efforts to reach next-of-kin, continued Monday to withhold the identity of a driver who died over the weekend when his pickup truck was hit from behind by another pickup. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce did confirm the victim was an 84-year-old man, but explained that the deceased’s longtime single status and few known relatives had made efforts to notify any family a challenge. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m. Friday on southbound Interstate 15 near the town of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541072@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:17:21 MDT Sports briefs: U.S. opens soccer World Cup qualifying with win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58526468-77/cup-qualifying-saez-racing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58526468-77/cup-qualifying-saez-racing.html.csp">Sports briefs: U.S. opens soccer World Cup qualifying with win</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T23:36:45.75-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Women’s Soccer • Abby Wambach scored in the 55th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Kansas in their opening Women’s World Cup qualifying game. Wambach scored on a header off Alex Morgan’s cross for her record-extending 169th international goal. Hope Solo made one save to push her U.S. record for shutouts to 74. The game was the United States’ first competitive match since Jill Ellis took over as coach. The Americans are 23-1-0 in Wom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58526468@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:36:45 MDT Letter: Two issues for the Legislature to consider http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517892-82/issues-cocktail-driver-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517892-82/issues-cocktail-driver-drivers.html.csp">Letter: Two issues for the Legislature to consider</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T22:03:46.446-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the 2015 Legislative session convenes next January, there are two issues that I hope will be addressed: 1. Studies have shown that drivers using cellphones are just as distracted (and dangerous) as drivers under the influence and the accident statistics appears to bear that out. As highway safety is important, shouldn’t the cellphone driver face the same penalties as the intoxicated driver? 2. The so-called “Zion Curtain” in restaurants is intended to reduce the attraction of alcohol on ado...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517892@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:46 MDT Smithfield jogger in serious condition after being hit by car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520034-78/smithfield-accident-car-hit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520034-78/smithfield-accident-car-hit.html.csp">Smithfield jogger in serious condition after being hit by car</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T11:17:20.147-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man jogging Tuesday morning in Smithfield was seriously injured when he was struck from behind by a car. Smithfield police Officer Brandon Muir said the accident occurred about 7 a.m. Tuesday as the “middle-aged” man jogged in the predawn roadway, near 200 West and 550 South. He was hit by a southbound sedan, sustaining “severe facial injuries,” but was conscious and communicative when transported to Cache Valley Hospital. Muir said no citations had been issued, as the accident investigation w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58520034@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:17:20 MDT Mechanical problem blamed in deadly hayride crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58513772-68/davis-hayride-injuries-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58513772-68/davis-hayride-injuries-says.html.csp">Mechanical problem blamed in deadly hayride crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Patrick Whittle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T14:08:32.855-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mechanic Falls, Maine • Investigators are blaming a mechanical problem for the Halloween hayride crash that left a Maine teen dead and more than 20 other people hurt. The state fire marshal’s office says the problem caused the vehicle towing the hay wagon not to stop before it careened down a hill and struck a tree Saturday night. Officials say 17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland was killed in the crash. Sgt. Joel Davis of the fire marshal’s office says she was with a group of friends who tr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585137722014-10-12T14:08:32.855-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-12T14:08:32.855-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58513772@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:08:32 MDT Lehi tragedy: Toddler dies when hit by relative’s car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58507801-78/lehi-howard-relative-remims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58507801-78/lehi-howard-relative-remims.html.csp">Lehi tragedy: Toddler dies when hit by relative’s car</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T22:46:49.389-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Lehi toddler died of extensive injuries not long after she was accidentally run over by a relative pulling out of the driveway of her home. Lehi Fire Battalion Chief Rick Howard said paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident, in the 1400 block of Hollow Road, at 4:25 p.m. Thursday to find police officers administering aid to the 15-month-old girl, Andrea Baird. A medical helicopter was dispatched, but the child passed away before the aircraft landed, Howard said. remims@sltrib.com Twitt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58507801@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:46:49 MDT Wharton: Tragedy brings kids and communities together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58473370-190/poulsen-copper-hills-mia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58473370-190/poulsen-copper-hills-mia.html.csp">Wharton: Tragedy brings kids and communities together</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T00:29:20.212-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 12:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan The night of Sept. 10 began in typical fashion for the Copper Hills girls’ soccer team. The squad gathered for dinner before its rivalry game with West Jordan the next day, a unifying meal designed to bring the players together. Moments after it broke up, something horrible happened. Mia Poulsen, a popular senior midfielder, drove a teammate home after the dinner. As she pulled into the intersection at 9000 South Grizzly Way, a pickup truck rammed her compact car at a high rate of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58473370@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:29:20 MDT Salt Lake City motorcyclist expected to recover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504847-78/motorcyclist-car-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504847-78/motorcyclist-car-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City motorcyclist expected to recover</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T13:39:35.367-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 01:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 35-year-old motorcyclist was in critical but improving condition Thursday, the day after he collided with a car in downtown Salt Lake City. Police Detective Cody Lougy said doctors at University Hospital had reported that the man had been stabilized after emergency surgery and was expected to eventually recover. The man was riding his bike westbound on 1st Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when a northbound car pulled into the intersection at C Street. The motorcyclist broadsided the car. The m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504847@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:39:35 MDT Formula One racing: Closed cockpit could be an option in future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58504341-77/think-closed-racing-risk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58504341-77/think-closed-racing-risk.html.csp">Formula One racing: Closed cockpit could be an option in future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NESHA STARCEVIC</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:39:00.975-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia • Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds. While not excluding a closed cockpit as an option in the future, some drivers said Thursday they had mixed feelings since Formula One always has been an open-wheel series. Bianchi suffered a severe head injury at last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix and is in critical but stable condition. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585043412014-10-09T23:39:00.975-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T23:39:00.975-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504341@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:39:00 MDT North Ogden Divide has second crash in as many days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58497289-78/crash-findlay-woman-jeep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58497289-78/crash-findlay-woman-jeep.html.csp">North Ogden Divide has second crash in as many days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T15:40:16.681-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 03:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 20-year-old female was seriously injured Tuesday when her Jeep missed a curve on the North Ogden Divide and crashed into trees in a rocky ravine 40 feet below. Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Lane Findlay said the 10 a.m. accident, near the town of Liberty, was the second in two days where deputies were dispatched to the scene to find a vehicle had tumbled over the edge. This time, the crash appeared accidental. Findlay said an accident on Monday, in which a woman drive drove her truck off the road...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58497289@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:40:16 MDT Letter of the week: Gill didn’t look out for this crime victim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58484500-82/gill-case-prosecutor-victim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58484500-82/gill-case-prosecutor-victim.html.csp">Letter of the week: Gill didn’t look out for this crime victim</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:31:02.066-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sim Gill may be the darling of the news media, but what about his handling of other cases in his office? My husband, Judge Anthony Quinn, was killed last October by a distracted driver while riding his bike in Mill Creek Canyon. The Unified Police detective who investigated the accident was the person who occasionally updated me about the case against the driver. It admittedly posed some unique problems because of Tony’s position. However, after months had passed with no word from the district a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484500@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:02 MDT UHP: Crashes slow commuters on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496060-78/crashes-accidents-commuters-injuries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496060-78/crashes-accidents-commuters-injuries.html.csp">UHP: Crashes slow commuters on I-15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:46:06.765-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A rash of accidents along Davis County stretches of Interstate 15 slowed the Tuesday morning commute but caused no serious injuries. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said the crashes, between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., involved a Ford F-350 pickup truck rollover on northbound I-15 in Clearfield, and southbound I-15’s Hill Air Force Base exit in Layton, reportedly involving multiple passenger cars. Only minor injuries were reported in the accidents, Royce said. Traffic through both accident scenes ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58496060@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:46:06 MDT Investigators: Woman’s Bridal Veil Falls death likely accident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58495592-78/death-accident-bridal-falls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58495592-78/death-accident-bridal-falls.html.csp">Investigators: Woman’s Bridal Veil Falls death likely accident</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T20:22:00.927-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah County sheriff’s investigators await an official cause of death finding, but they do not believe a North Salt Lake woman’s fatal plunge from Bridal Veil Falls was anything other than a tragic accident. The body of Camille Stepan, 39, was found at the base of the 607-foot-tall scenic site in the south part of Provo Canyon on Sept. 30. Early on in their investigation, detectives asked the public for any information that could shed light on the death. However, no witnesses who had possibly se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58495592@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:22:00 MDT Medical examiner: Truman’s wife was victim of homicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484438-78/truman-conrad-leis-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484438-78/truman-conrad-leis-police.html.csp">Medical examiner: Truman’s wife was victim of homicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T22:37:00.952-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When Heidy Truman was shot and killed in her Orem home two years ago, someone held the gun against the side of her head before pulling the trigger, a Utah medical examiner testified on Friday. Edward Leis, deputy chief medical examiner, said the 25-year-old woman died from “a contact gunshot wound,” meaning the muzzle of the gun was pressed to her head when fired. But who pulled the trigger? Prosecutors allege she was shot in the head by her husband, Conrad Mark Truman. But the defense ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484438@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:37:00 MDT Teen critically hurt in St. George ‘T-bone’ crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484840-78/despain-george-crash-pickup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484840-78/despain-george-crash-pickup.html.csp">Teen critically hurt in St. George ‘T-bone’ crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T15:43:57.223-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 17-year-old boy remained hospitalized Friday, four days after a crash in St. George. St. George police Sgt. Sam Despain said the teen was driving his Toyota Camry southbound on Tuweap Drive about 10 p.m. Monday when he T-boned a westbound Dodge Dakota pickup truck at 2000 North. Despain said the boy suffered severe cuts to his leg and was flown by helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Occupants of the pickup truck, which was forced off the road by the collision, es...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484840@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:43:57 MDT S. Salt Lake man still fighting for life after Monday auto-ped accident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58480520-78/lake-salt-south-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58480520-78/lake-salt-south-monday.html.csp">S. Salt Lake man still fighting for life after Monday auto-ped accident</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T08:09:02.336-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man continued to fight for his life on Thursday, three days after he was struck twice as he tried to run across State Street in South Salt Lake. South Salt Lake police said the unidentified man, believed in his 30s, was still in “very critical” condition and on life support at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. The man was trying to dash across a dark, poorly lit section of State Street at 2929 South Monday night when he was hit first by one car, and then a second vehicle. He suffered sev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58480520@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:09:02 MDT Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp">Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:38:02.199-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Davis, Okla. • A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team’s bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said. The collision involving the North Central Texas College team happened at around 9 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 south of Davis, which is about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City and 60 miles north of Gainesville, Texas, where the school is located. The team was heading home ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58461727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:38:02 MDT Salt Lake City bicyclist in serious condition after hitting SUV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58445889-78/suv-bicyclist-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58445889-78/suv-bicyclist-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City bicyclist in serious condition after hitting SUV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T13:44:48.771-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 20-year-old Salt Lake City man was in serious condition after crashing into an SUV that suddenly pulled in front of him. Police said the man was riding westbound on 300 South, on the sidewalk, when the SUV exited an alley at 1220 East at about 4:15 p.m. The bicyclist was unable to stop in time to avoid smashing into the vehicle’s passenger-side door. The bicyclist was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was expected to recover. The SUV’s driver was unhurt. No citation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445889@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:44:48 MDT Freeway ‘guardian angels’ mark 20th anniversary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433799-90/accident-braceras-freeway-freeways.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433799-90/accident-braceras-freeway-freeways.html.csp">Freeway ‘guardian angels’ mark 20th anniversary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T20:20:13.702-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jeff Reynolds says his favorite memory as an Incident Management Team driver for Utah’s transportation department was a snowy day when he patrolled Interstate 80 to look for anyone who needed help. He saw some tracks in the snow that led off the freeway and over a hill. He stopped, saw a car far down the hillside and thought maybe it had been abandoned after a crash. “I walked down and knocked on the window,” he said. “The elderly couple inside started yelling for help.” “The lady was having a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433799@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:20:13 MDT