Ogden woman charged in 2018 crash that killed cyclist

Ogden woman charged in 2018 crash that killed cyclist


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LAYTON — An Ogden woman accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist last fall in Layton now faces a felony charge.

Amber Stephanie Fain, 39, of Ogden, was charged in 2nd District Court with causing a death while driving with controlled substances in her body, a second-degree felony, and drug possession, a class A misdemeanor.

On Oct. 8, David Long, 41, of Layton, was riding east on a wide shoulder of state Route 193 near Fort Lane about 9:30 p.m. when a woman driving in the same direction went into the bike lane and hit him from behind, according to police.

"The impact of the collision caused the death of (Long). (Fain) should have seen and been able to avoid (Long) prior to the collision, and would not have collided with him but for entering (his) lane of travel," according to charging documents.

Investigators took a sample of Fain's blood as part of the investigation and found "amphetamines and methamphetamine in her system at the time of the collision," the charges state.

In previously unsealed search warrant affidavits, police noted that, "During an interview with Fain, she stated she was attempting to locate a friend's address in Layton and intended to turn at the next traffic light (Fairfield Road), which is approximately a half mile to the east," the warrant states.

Court records show Fain has had numerous traffic citations and misdemeanors issued over the past 15 years.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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