His life changed the day he hit and killed a bicyclist. Brandon Quist is now doing what he can to right the wrong. The 27-year-old student was travelling on University Parkway in Orem when he caused the accident.
Thursday marked a difficult day for a Utah County family: three years since their husband, father and grandfather was killed in a car crash caused by a driver who had been under the influence of prescription drugs.
Data from Zero Fatalities shows that last year nearly 60 percent of teens killed in crashes were not buckled or wearing their seat belts properly — the lowest usage rate of any age group. In 2015, a total of 26 teens died in vehicle crashes in Utah.
With the Point project from Lehi to Draper now complete, UDOT and the Utah Highway Patrol on Thursday announced the launch of an enforcement blitz aimed at educating drivers on correct use of the express lanes that now span 72 miles.