TROOPERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TROOPERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah troopers identify man killed in I-15 crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173637-78/troopers-car-crash-scene.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173637-78/troopers-car-crash-scene.html.csp">Utah troopers identify man killed in I-15 crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T21:44:48.126-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Highway Patrol troopers have identified the man who died early Thursday morning when the car he was in crashed into a semi-trailer rig parked on Interstate 15 near Lehi. Chancey Merrick, 21, of Orem, was dead at the scene of the 1:18 a.m. crash, which occurred on southbound I-15 about five miles north of Lehi. Another man in the car was treated at a hospital and released about four hours later. On Friday, troopers continued to investigate the surviving man’s story that a third man — who wa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58173637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:44:48 MDT Manhunt on for driver who allegedly fled fatal I-15 crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58169014-78/crash-driver-troopers-royce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58169014-78/crash-driver-troopers-royce.html.csp">Manhunt on for driver who allegedly fled fatal I-15 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="2014-07-10T21:32:15.613-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the lookout Thursday for the purported fugitive driver of a car involved in a fatal crash with a semi-trailer rig parked in a freeway emergency lane near Lehi. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said a man may have been the driver of a Nissan Altima that was reported traveling erratically on southbound Interstate 15 just prior to the 1:18 a.m. collision. However, as troopers continued to investigate the crash Thursday, questions were arising over wheth...</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> 58169014@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:32:15 MDT Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp">Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty, Michael McFall and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:05:39.199-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A West Jordan driver faces homicide charges in a Tooele crash that killed a Farmington woman and her two young daughters. The three victims were among nine who died in what was the deadliest holiday weekend this year on Utah’s roadways. In court documents filed Monday, troopers wrote that Paul Mumford, 36, was driving a pickup east on Saturday after a trip to Wendover, when witnesses saw him make a U-turn in an emergency turn-around on Interstate 80. Mumford was veering in and out of lanes and ...</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> 58152044@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:05:39 MDT Utah troopers will escort slain Vegas officer’s body to Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068946-78/body-beck-vegas-wyoming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068946-78/body-beck-vegas-wyoming.html.csp">Utah troopers will escort slain Vegas officer’s body to Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T09:40:08.025-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alyn Beck’s body is heading to Wyoming on Sunday, and the Utah Highway Patrol will help make sure he gets there. Beck, and his fellow police officer Igor Soldo, 31, were gunned down in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant ambush on June 8. The shooters fled to a nearby Wal-Mart, where they killed a third person and then themselves, authorities said. Beck’s body will be taken to Afton, Wyo., where the officer’s in-laws live, according to the Star Valley Independent, a Wyoming newspaper. A squad of UHP tr...</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> 58068946@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:40:08 MDT UHP rolls out blitz to curb ‘alarming’ rise in deadly crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057205-78/uhp-blitz-fuhr-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057205-78/uhp-blitz-fuhr-crashes.html.csp">UHP rolls out blitz to curb ‘alarming’ rise in deadly crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T21:20:45.822-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Highway Patrol troopers are going on a summer-long blitz to try to slow down an alarming rise in fatal crashes. This time last year, the UHP handled 35 deaths on their roadways. This year, there have been 52, said UHP Col. Daniel Fuhr. So between now and Labor Day, the UHP is putting more troopers on the highways to watch out for aggressive or distracted driving, as well as anyone not wearing a seat belt. Of the 52 who have died this year, half of them were not wearing seat belts, Fuhr sai...</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> 58057205@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:45 MDT Utah troopers make thousands of traffic stops over weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994384-78/stops-troopers-weekend-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994384-78/stops-troopers-weekend-crashes.html.csp">Utah troopers make thousands of traffic stops over weekend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T21:58:35.425-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Highway Patrol had a busy Memorial Day weekend, with troopers making nearly 7,000 traffic stops and dealing with more than a hundred crashes throughout the state, including a rollover that resulted in a death. UHP statistics released on Tuesday show the agency stopped 6,892 vehicles from Friday through Monday. Those contacts included 3,734 speed-related stops and 353 seat belt-related stops. The agency arrested 56 people suspected of drunken driving and 43 others on alcohol-related cha...</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> 57994384@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 21:58:35 MDT Crash kills 1 on NB I-215 east http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994069-78/procter-traffic-215-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994069-78/procter-traffic-215-crash.html.csp">Crash kills 1 on NB I-215 east</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T21:59:44.935-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman died Tuesday afternoon after her car rolled on Interstate 215 as she approached a traffic jam near Holladay. Traffic was backed up near 4100 South due to two previous crashes when 50-year-old Kirsten K. Procter was driving a Lincoln Navigator north about 1:45 p.m., according to a Utah Highway Patrol press statement. Procter entered the traffic jam and overcorrected to the right, causing the Navigator to roll, troopers wrote. Procter died from her injuries, troopers wrote. Two dogs in 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> 57994069@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 21:59:44 MDT Human smuggling charges filed in fatal Utah crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57981694-78/van-amp-crash-investigators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57981694-78/van-amp-crash-investigators.html.csp">Human smuggling charges filed in fatal Utah crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-23T22:35:31.704-06:00">Updated May 23, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A driver is accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants through Utah, four of whom died last week when their van rolled off Interstate 70 last week in Grand County. Elvis J. Quintanilla-Vasquez, 36, was driving seven men to Chicago to work for a family member there when the van crashed May 16 about 34 miles west of the Colorado state line, investigators wrote in charges filed in Utah. Four of the men were flung from the van and died. The Utah Highway Patrol on Friday identified three of those ...</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> 57981694@www.sltrib.com Fri, 23 May 2014 22:35:31 MDT