Kamas man dies in rollover accident on Mirror Lake Highway
Two men fled a one-vehicle accident on Mirror Lake Highway Saturday that killed a 28-year-old man with ties to Kamas, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Larry Paul, identified as an occupant in the vehicle who grew up in the Kamas-area, died at the scene. A press release says Paul had only been back in town for a couple of days. However, it is unknown where he had been living.
The driver, Randon Robertson, 20, of Kamas, is facing preliminary charges of automobile homicide, possession of alcohol by a minor and leaving the scene of an accident. Robertson was flown to a Salt Lake City-area hospital for injuries sustained during the accident. As of Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Robertson was still in the hospital and had not been taken into custody, according to UHP Sergeant Mary Kaye Lucas. Lucas was unaware of the extent of Robertson’s injuries.
The passenger, Logan Brown, 18, of Kamas, was arrested and preliminarily charged with obstruction of justice and possession of alcohol by a minor.
At around 3:52 a.m., Robertson’s silver Nissan Titan was traveling eastbound along Mirror Lake Highway when he reportedly failed to negotiate a curve, causing the car to spin, strike an embankment on the left side of the road and roll several times before eventually coming to a rest on its roof.
Paul, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.
An investigation is ongoing. Lucas said alcohol and speed are being considered as contributing factors in the accident.
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