Crash kills 2 near Parleys Summit
December 5, 2007
The Utah Highway Patrol identified two men Tuesday who were killed in a traffic accident at Parleys Summit Dec. 2.
The crash occurred at 1:25 a.m. when the driver, Salt Lake City resident Luis Miguel Morales-Jiminez, 22, slammed a 1991 Toyota Camry into the back of a semi-truck pulling a trailer on eastbound Interstate 80.
"He was not buckled in," Department of Public Safety spokesman Cameron Roden said.
The passenger in the car, 22-year-old Amador Eulogio-Vazq, of Salt Lake City, died after he was transported to University Hospital in Salt Lake, Roden said, unsure whether Eulogio-Vazq was wearing a seat belt.
"[Morales-Jiminez] had just crested the hill at Parleys Summit and was going down hill onto the Park City side," Roden said. "The Camry appeared to be at a high rate of speed and came upon a forward-moving tractor trailer."
The car spun across the westbound lanes and came to rest on the north side of the freeway, Roden said, adding that alcohol was likely a factor in the crash.
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"It was snowing at the time and the road had some snow on it," Roden said.