Park City woman killed in wrong-way crash
March 29, 2016
A Park City woman was killed on Monday after being hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver while traveling along Interstate 80.
Amanda K. Streit, 39, of Park City, was pronounced deceased and the driver of the other vehicle, Stuart R. Miller, 30, of Kamas, was transported to Park City Medical Center with minor injuries.
Lisa Phinney, one of Streit’s close friends, said she love the outdoors.
"Biking, skiing, dancing," Phinney said in an email to The Park Record. "She loved our Zumba class and it created many friendships outside of class. She was amazing with special needs kids, our kids and animals. She was truly one in a million and she will be missed every day.
"While it is easy to focus on the negative right now, Mandy never did that. So let’s celebrate Mandy and focus on the positive," Phinney said.
At around 8 p.m., the Utah Highway Patrol received several reports about a gray GMC Yukon XL traveling at a "very high rate of speed" eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-80, according to Sgt. Todd Royce. Before troopers could stop the vehicle, it crashed into a Saturn Vue that was heading westbound. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
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The accident occurred near mile post 146, just east of Kimball Junction. No passengers were in either vehicle and no other cars were involved.
"When we have a vehicle going the wrong way on the Interstate it’s a horrible situation," Royce said. "First off, this is 100 percent preventable and when someone is impaired and going the wrong way on the Interstate it is not an accident and it is very tragic."
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Miller has been preliminarily charged with automobile homicide, open container and reckless driving. Automobile homicide, which is the most serious charge, is punishable by between one and 15 years in prison. Bail has been set at $100,000.