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16-year-old girl, younger brother killed in accident at Thistle turnoff

By Natalie Crofts and McKenzie Romero, | Posted - Apr 3rd, 2014 @ 9:35pm


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SPANISH FORK — A teenage girl and her younger brother were killed Thursday in a crash in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Katherine Marcus, 16, and Taylor Marcus, 12, of Ogden, were pronounced dead at the scene Thursday after their Nissan Maxima was hit broadside by a Jeep near Thistle Junction on U.S. 6. Both were wearing seat belts.

The Jeep was travelling east on U.S. 6 about 1 p.m. when the Nissan reportedly pulled out in front of it from the north near milepost 187, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Three people who were in the Jeep Wrangler were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, officers said. Those injured in the Jeep included a mother, father and child, according to UHP.

The accident caused some traffic delays as medical crews and investigators responded.

An account has been set up at America First Credit union in the names of Taylor Marus and Katie Marcus to help their family defray the costs.

*KSL.com has not verified the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the account nor does KSL.com assure that the monies deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

Contributing: Marc Giauque


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