13-Year-Old Killed In Mapleton Crash Involving Go-Kart

Jul 16, 2021, 5:08 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 3:52 pm

(Courtesy: Robison Family)...

(Courtesy: Robison Family)

(Courtesy: Robison Family)

MAPLETON, Utah — A 13-year-old boy was killed in a crash while driving a go-kart in Mapleton.

He was identified by Mapleton City Police Friday as Bridger Robison.

Investigators said Robison was driving his go-kart near the intersection of 400 South and 1500 East around 4 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a car.

When first responders arrived on scene, they found the 13-year-old unconscious and not breathing. Police said Mapleton Paramedics began CPR and then transported him to Utah Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

(Mapleton Utah Police Department/Facebook)

Exact details of what happened are unclear, but police said the driver of the other vehicle is fully cooperating.

The Robison family released a statement Friday afternoon:

Bridger was the light and life of the party with his Red hair and blue sparkling eyes.

He was quick to make friends; and was blessed to have so many good ones.

This fall he would have been attending the Mapleton Junior High as an 8th grader.

He loved playing soccer with his Utah Storm club team, and loved playing on a basketball bantam team for Maple Mountain. He also loved the new dunk hoop on our Trampoline; and would play hours with his three brothers whom he loved.

Tennis and pickle ball were becoming an easy sport for him; quick to learn and really smart. He also loved to sing and play the piano.

He was looking forward to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he turned 18 and was living an incredible life in preparation. His testimony showed in his countenance as he loved to serve others around him.

He loved spending time with family. His sister is currently serving a mission in the New York City mission Spanish speaking for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He would always pray for her to get the gift of tongues. Very giving and serving young man!

The Robison Family would like to thank all those who have been Praying and serving in any way. We have felt the love and support from our Mapleton Family and Friends from all over.

The incident remains under investigation.

A *GoFundMe account has been set up to provide scholarships and opportunities for as many people to pursue their dreams as possible.

“The first dollar to start this fund will be from Bridger himself, the money he saved for his dreams will make it possible for others to pursue theirs,” read the GoFundMe page.

*KSL-TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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13-Year-Old Killed In Mapleton Crash Involving Go-Kart