Families Think Van Survivors Were Wearing Seatbelts

Families Think Van Survivors Were Wearing Seatbelts

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(KSL News) As families grieve after a van accident that killed nine people, they're second guessing a police statement.

Only two people, survived that crash. Eight other passengers and the driver died. The Utah Highway Patrol says not one person in the van was wearing a seatbelt.

All 11 people were thrown from the van when it rolled on Interstate 84. But parents of both survivors say their sons have bruises diagonally across their chests, and it looks like seatbelt rash.

But experts say since both were ejected, it's unlikely they were buckled up. And it's also unlikely two seatbelts would have failed.

There's more on this story in today's Deseret Morning News.

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