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Car Accident Victims Laid to Rest

Car Accident Victims Laid to Rest

Posted - Mar. 3, 2004 at 4:40 p.m.



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Kimberly Houk ReportingStatistics show Utah is way below its average for car accidents this year. Police say that's because people are more cautious while driving on snowy roads, something we've seen a lot of this winter.

But in a split second, lives can change forever when people choose to drive too fast in snowy conditions.

Betty Demars, Victim’s Mother: I turned the news on and it looked like my car, and it said that a young West Jordan couple was killed. And it just took my stomach, and I just said, ‘Please don't let it be them.’"

But it was her son and his new wife who died Saturday afternoon when, while driving in heavy snow, they lost control of their car. It crossed the median and slammed into another car. Police say Alicia was driving too fast for the conditions.

Kent Demars, Nate's Father: “We found the family of the man who was in the other car, and we called and had a chat with his wife. And we're pleased that he's okay. Our prayers go out to him and his family."

Now they're converting their den into a nursery because Kent and Betty will raise the two young girls left behind. Camryn is three and Kenzie was born just four months ago.

Betty says she'll raise them to remember the parents they hardly knew.

Sherry Kitchin, Alicia's Mother: “Alicia was a charming young woman who started out in life as a difficult child who turned into this beautiful, wonderful woman."

Nate and Alicia were laid to rest today. Their parents would like to remind everyone to not take anything for granted, and to always drive with extra caution on slick roads.

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