WASHINGTON CITY, UT – Three were injured and a 7-year-old boy died after a Ford Expedition driver ran a stop sign and prompted a three-vehicle wreck Friday.
According to FOX 13 Now, this collision took place at 200 South and 100 East. When the driver of the Expedition ran the stop sign at 200 East – he collided with a driver of a Volkswagen Jetta traveling south. The driver of the Jetta then struck a Ford Focus.
The Expedition driver, who was identified as 47-year-old Tracy Sandoval, had fled the scene but was later found. Law enforcement arrested him and charged him with several counts of negligently operating a vehicle resulting in injury, operating a vehicle resulting in death, and vehicular homicide.
Officials initially thought Sandoval was impaired. However, they discovered, instead, that he was using his cell phone before the collision.
Three of the occupants were hospitalized for minor injuries, while medics took a 7-year-old boy to St. George Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
Washington City Police are investigating this wreck, and have not released additional details at this time.
Our newsroom will follow this incident closely, and issue updates as they become available.
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