EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identities of the two people killed in a road-rage collision on State Route 73 around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The victims were identified as 47-year-old Michaela Himmleberger of Holiday and 48-year-old Michal Salm of Salt Lake City, according to KSL TV.
In an initial investigation, a road rage episode between a Ford F-150 and a white 2014 Nissan Maxima started in the city center of Eagle Mountain. Then it led the driver of the truck to tailgate the Maxima on SR 73. The altercation continued on eastbound SR 73 when the driver of the truck traveled at a high rate behind the car and sideswiped the Maxima.
The force of this crash then caused the truck driver to lose control of the car and go into the westbound lanes. As a result, this motorist collided head-on with a 1987 Porsche 911, which Himmleberger and Salm were occupants of.
Medics took the truck driver to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and Salm and Himmleberger ultimately suffered fatal injuries.
It is unclear if Himmelberger and Salm were taken to a hospital, where they died, or if they were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver was unharmed. Officials said one of the drivers involved in the road rage incident would go to jail, but it is unclear if the other person responsible for the road rage crash will also be arrested. Pending charges are likely; their names were unreleased.
No other details are available at this time.
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