Boater charged in fatal accident on Flaming Gorge

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DUTCH JOHN, Daggett County — A Vernal man was charged Monday with being intoxicated while driving his boat on Flaming Gorge and getting into an accident that killed his friend.

Corey Dale Eggleston, 25, is charged in Daggett County's 8th District Court with automobile homicide, a third-degree felony, and DUI, a class B misdemeanor.

Police say Eggleston was operating a boat on Flaming Gorge near Cedar Springs Marina about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he made a left turn and he and two friends went into the water. No one was wearing a life vest, according to a police affidavit.

One of the passengers drowned. His name had not been released as of Tuesday. The affidavit says another boat brought the man's body back to shore.

Eggleston was booked into the Uintah County Jail by Daggett County deputies because of a contract the two counties have with each other following the closure of the Daggett County Jail.

Eggleston has a history of intoxication and drug or alcohol related offenses, according to court records.

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


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