BRIGHAM CITY — Authorities on Thursday identified two Box Elder County residents who were killed in a crash near Brigham City Tuesday.
Utah Highway Patrol officials said Kennedy Jones and Hope Southwick, both 20 and of Tremonton, died from injuries suffered in the crash.
According to UHP trooper Chris Bishop, at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, a car was traveling southbound on I-15 near Brigham City. A truck pulling a camper trailer ahead of the car blew a tire, causing the car to swerve to miss the debris. Bishop said the car then lost control, left the roadway and struck a pole on the driver's side.
Jones, who was identified Thursday as the car's driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Southwick, who was a passenger in the front seat of the car, was taken to the hospital where she later died of her injuries, according to authorities.
A third person in the vehicle, who was a passenger in the rear seat, was flown to a hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not have an update on the individual's condition Thursday.
Interstate 15 was closed following the crash to land medical helicopters and complete the investigation, Bishop said. The highway was later reopened.
Contributing: Carter Williams, KSL.com