Boy’s death in Uintas determined an accident |

Boy’s death in Uintas determined an accident

A 2-year-old boy died Saturday as a result of injuries he suffered when a car backed over him near Mirror Lake in the Uinta Mountains.

The victim, West Jordan resident Ivan Diego Quintanilla, died as he was being flown for treatment at Primary Children’s Medical Center, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office press release states.

U.S. Forest Service officials and paramedics from South Summit Emergency Medical Services treated Quintanilla at the scene, the press release states.

The boy’s mother, Judy Quintanilla, struck him while she was driving a Ford Focus around 11:10 a.m., according to deputies.

"The results of the investigation indicate that the incident was accidental and there are no pending charges," the Sheriff’s Office press release states.

Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash, Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.

"It’s heart-wrenching," Edmunds said. "The deputies who were on scene said it was a very difficult call to handle for them. Any time a child dies there is a significant amount of hysteria."

Summit County deputies investigated the accident, which occurred at the Mirror Lake campground in Duchesne County, at the request of the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, Edmunds said.

"It’s difficult for Duchesne to get to that location," Edmunds said about the campground that is about 32 miles east of Kamas.

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