Teen hit by car in Spanish Fork intersection dies

The Teasdale family announced that their daughter Reagan, who was hit by a car last month in Spanish Fork, has died.

The Teasdale family announced that their daughter Reagan, who was hit by a car last month in Spanish Fork, has died. (Family photo, GoFundMe)

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SPANISH FORK — Spanish Fork police have confirmed one of two teens hit while crossing the road in Spanish Fork last month has died.

The Teasdale family announced via a fundraiser* that their daughter Reagan died on Monday.

"Reagan was able to end three horrible weeks of suffering and join her Father in Heaven," David Teasdale said on the GoFundMe site. "To say that Juliet and I miss her would be the biggest understatement ever. The house feels as empty as my heart."

Reagan and her friend Olivia Swenson were hit by a car near 2300 E. Canyon Road on May 18. Both girls were critically injured and flown to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition.

Olivia was released from the hospital on May 28, but Reagan remained in a medically induced coma to allow her brain time to heal.

The Teasdale family said Reagan was taken off of life support Monday and donated her organs and tissues.

"To know that other suffering children will be able to live, to see, to walk is the only joy in any of this. To say she will be missed is the understatement of the year. I love you Reagan and miss you forever until we meet again," David Teasdale said.

Reagan's mother, Juliet Teasdale, thanked everyone for their support during this "unimaginably devastating time."

"Unfortunately my daughter was not able to live from this accident. However, she will be able to live through others because she was miraculously able to donate most of her organs to help save others' lives. It is the only thing that gives me comfort at this time," she posted.

Juliet Teasdale said she knows Reagan was greeted by her dad, who had died when she was a baby.

"I don't think I can ever drive by that intersection that took my daughter's life, but the love we've been shown from family, friends, neighbors, our ward family, and community will never be forgotten," she said on the fundraiser page.

*KSL.com does not assure that the money 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 advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Cassidy Wixom covers Utah County communities and is the evening breaking news reporter for KSL.com.


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