Officers dispatched to two fatalities
A 19-year-old Park City man shot himself in front of a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday June 2 at 3 a.m.
According to Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Booth, county dispatchers received a report of shots being fired near a convenience store on S.R. 224 and Canyons Resort Drive. When the first officer arrived, he observed Shane Thomas Call walking around outside with a 12-gage shotgun. According to Booth, Call fired four to five shots in the air and then turned the gun on himself.
According to his obituary, Call attended Ecker Hill International School and graduated from Park City High School last year. Funeral services were held at the LDS Stake Center in Park City on Tuesday.
Fatal motorcycle wreck discovered by passerby
Early Saturday morning, a motorist on the Mirror Lake Highway came upon the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash.
According to Trooper Jeff Nigbur of the Utah Highway Patrol, Jason T. Brown, age 36, of Sandy, Utah, apparently left his campsite sometime after midnight on a 2006 CRF 450 motorcycle. The evidence indicated that Brown was traveling westbound on S.R. 150 in the vicinity of mile marker 7 when he drifted off the pavement into some dirt and rocks. He sustained "severe head and leg trauma," Nigbur said.
A passerby discovered Brown’s body at about 7 a.m. by a passerby and reported the wreck to Summit County Dispatch.
Nigbur said officers spoke with campers who said they had been drinking with the victim the evening before and that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the accident. According to Trooper Ashton Jeffery who responded to the original call, Brown was not wearing protective gear or shoes when he was found.
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