According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce, the accident that claimed one life and injured two others occurred on U.S. 89 near milepost 495 about three miles from Garden City. The fatality was identified in the report as Becky Green, 58, of Garden City.

The report stated that a Chevy Suburban was heading north on the highway toward Garden City.  Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry stated that the driver ran into a snow drift and slick roads while navigating a curve at about 35 to 40 mph. The report added that the driver tried to slow down but lost control of the vehicle and veered into southbound traffic.

The driver of a GMC Sierra heading southwest spotted the Suburban and drove as close to the right side of the road as he could. Troopers said that the GMC Sierra driver was driving up against the metal guard rail to avoid the other vehicle. Despite his efforts, the vehicles collided head on. Green, a passenger in the GMC, was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. According to Sgt. Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol, Green had a medical condition that made wearing a seatbelt difficult.

The report added that both drivers suffered minor injuries and were both treated at Logan Regional Hospital and later released. It was also disclosed by Lt. Perry that the Rich County Attorney’s Office will determine whether the driver of the Suburban will face charges.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry encouraged drivers to use caution when navigating curves. He advised drivers to slow down. He added that if a driver should feel that he or she is already losing control, the driver should remove pressure from the gas petal and steer. He stated that drivers should not be applying the brakes in this kind of situation.

Christensen & Hymas offers its condolences to the family of Becky Green. We call on all motorists to exercise caution during inclement weather and would like to remind drivers to obey all traffic laws.

Original article by Whitney Evans of