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Driver involved in SR-9 fatality charged with automobile homicide

By Mori Kessler, St. George News | Posted - Aug. 12, 2020 at 7:51 a.m.



ST. GEORGE — Nearly a year after a vehicle crash on state Route 9 that claimed the life of a Riverton woman, homicide charges have been filed against the driver of the truck that crashed into the back of the woman’s car.

The fatal crash occurred Oct. 11 at the intersection of SR-9 and 6300 West around 11:45 a.m. when the driver a 2017 Ford F-350 reportedly speeding east toward the intersection failed to stop in time for traffic ahead of him that had stopped for a red light.

According to an indictment filed by the Washington County Attorney’s Office last week, 38-year-old Christopher Weaver was on his way to work that morning and was traveling over 70 mph in a 60 mph zone when he came upon the stopped traffic. He began to brake, but he was too late and hit the back of a Mazda 3 hatchback at nearly 60 mph.

“The impact pushed the Mazda into the vehicle stopped in front of it. Other vehicles were also impacted,” according to the indictment.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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