EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT – A driver of a F-150 pickup truck driver was arrested after he was responsible for crashing into a Porsche, which claimed the life of a man and woman Sunday, The Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
KSL said the pickup truck driver was identified as 30-year-old Peterson Drew Matheson.
This collision happened around 12:30 p.m. on State Route 73. Peterson was involved in a road rage altercation with a driver of a Nissan Maxima. When Peterson began tailgating the Nissan driver on the eastbound lanes, Peterson had gone too close and sideswiped the Nissan before he lost control of his pickup truck and collided with a westbound 1987 Porsche 911. As a result, the Porsche occupants – 47-year-old Michaela Himmleberger of Holiday and 48-year-old Michal Salm of Salt Lake City – were killed at the scene.
Peterson did sustain non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. Officials said Peterson turned himself in on Wednesday and was booked into the Utah County Jail in Spanish Fork for an investigation of reckless driving and manslaughter.
Reader’s Note: Our news team initially reported that it was the Nissan Maxima driver who lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the 1987 Porsche 911. Our newsroom has discovered this error and has since updated to say that it was the F-150 pickup truck driver who was responsible for colliding head-on with the Porsche, thus claiming two lives in the process.
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