AmbulanceA KSL report identified the victim as Worth R. Rummage, about 62 years of age from North Carolina who was in Utah to visit family members for the holidays. He died last Sunday as a result of his vehicle being hit by a suspected DUI driver.

Springville Police Lt. Dave Caron stated that the crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. at 1400 N. Main Street in Springville. The man responsible for the accident was driving a Jeep Liberty that allegedly ran a red light.

According to the report, Rummage was heading west through the intersection in a Honda Accord when he was struck broadside. He was trapped inside his vehicle and fire crews had to extricate him from the wreckage. The report added that he was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, where he died as a result of the injuries sustained from the accident.

The report also disclosed that the driver of the Jeep, identified as Bryan Long, 48, of Springville, was not seriously injured. As a result of the initial investigation, Long was transported to Utah County Jail for more questioning. He faces possible charges for automobile homicide, namely driving under the influence of prescription medication and failure to yield the right of way.

Christensen & Hymas offers its condolences to the bereaved family, friends and relatives of Worth R. Rummage. We hope for strength and support as they face this devastating situation.

We also would like to remind all motorists to exercise good judgment these holiday months. The roads are hazardous because of the snow and may be challenging for most of us to navigate. It is best not to drive distracted or impaired to avoid causing more people to loss love ones in senseless accidents. Please strive to obey all traffic rules. Running a red light has fatal consequences. The reason you were impatient to get somewhere fast may be not that important enough and cannot be considered valid for you to cause pains and sufferings to another person.

Original article by Jasen Lee of