County Briefs, July 8, 2015
Motorcycle accident injures two from Sandy
A man and a woman from Sandy were seriously injured this weekend in a motorcycle accident near exit 170 on Interstate 80 after failing to negotiate a curve along the highway.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the driver, a 65-year-old man, and his passenger, a 55-year-old woman, were transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden Sunday with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Lt. Randall Richey said the man was taken by helicopter and the woman was transported via ground ambulance. He said both sustained "incapacitating injuries" to their legs.
Richey said at approximately 12:50 p.m., the pair failed to negotiate a turn where the road curves, a couple miles from the Echo Canyon rest area, and went off the road. He said both were wearing helmets.
Richey said neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as being a factor. However, it is unknown if speed contributed to the crash.
Several cars vandalized in Oakley
Several cars and some farming equipment belonging to a South Summit man were vandalized sometime during the last few weeks.
Summit County Sgt. Ron Bridge said the owner left the cars and equipment unattended on his property in Oakley from June 20 to July 3. During that time, nine cars, a combine and a backhoe sustained significant damage to the windows and mirrors.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office call logs, either a small caliber pellet or BB gun was used to shoot out the windows. A steel post was also thrown through the windshield of one of the cars.
The report states the damage is estimated to be approximately $2,000. None of the cars were newer than 1985.
There are no suspects or witnesses and no fingerprints were collected at the scene. Bridge said the case will be difficult to solve, but added it appears to be an isolated incident and that no similar cases have been reported.
A former Summit County victim advocate who was facing a felony count of misusing public money pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge in a deal with prosecutors.