News / Utah / 

Dump truck driver faces charges in fatal accident



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

The driver of a dump truck involved in a fatal crash in Tooele County last month now faces an automobile homicide charge.

In court papers, the county prosecutor contends 43-year-old Steven Jakeman was legally drunk and driving on a suspended license when he failed to yield to a UPS truck headed south on state Route 36.

Jakeman's dump truck collided with the UPS truck, and the force of the wreck mangled both vehicles. Alan Christofferson, the 54-year-old driver of the UPS truck, died at the scene.

Jakeman faces up to five years in prison if he is convicted of the automobile homicide charge.

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com

Related Stories

Jed Boal

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast