Investigators Search for Driver Who Caused Crash

Investigators Search for Driver Who Caused Crash

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Sandra Yi ReportingInvestigators are still looking for the driver of a car who caused a fatal crash yesterday. Now, the father of one of the victim's speaks out in hopes someone will come forward.

Mike Jorgensen/Victim's Father: "It'd be a hard thing to live... to live with himself."

The crash yesterday in Lindon on I-15 at about 16 hundred North happened when the suspect car cut in front of a Jeep.

An 18-year old girl was injured and her 19-year old passenger was killed. Annie Jorgensen is in serious condition at Utah Valley hospital. Her father broke the news to her today that her friend had died.

The two were driving to Utah Lake to go boating with friends. They were near Lindon when the driver of a black Volkswagen Jetta cut them off. Annie lost control of her car, hit the median and rolled her jeep three times. Witnesses told investigators the suspect was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed and took off after the Jeep crashed.

The Utah Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver and is pleading for the public's help. Investigators say the two cars may have made contact.

Meanwhile, Mike Jorgensen says this has been a difficult time for his daughter who recently lost another close friend. He hopes finding the driver will help in her healing process.

Investigators say a case like this is hard to solve without the public's help. They hope someone will call with information, especially if they saw the Jetta drive by them after the crash.

The driver could be charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

For now, investigators are talking to owners of black Jettas. They also plan to interview witnesses again to try to get more information.

Right now officers don't have even a partial license plate number, but they are trying to find out what kind of license plate it was--for example, a centennial plate or a Ski Utah plate.

Utah Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information on this case to call them.

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