Summit Co. Attorney to decide whether deputy charged in crash that killed BYU student
SALT LAKE CITY – The Summit County Attorney will decide if a Utah County Sherrif’s deputy will face charges in a crash last spring that killed a BYU student.
Joseph Spencer, 22, was pulling out of a Taco Bell drive-thru last march when the deputy smashed into the driver’s side of his car at 450 N 900 E.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the driver was a deputy and member of the Utah County Metro SWAT team. He was driving his personal vehicle to a stand-off in Pleasant Grove.
The deputy was placed on paid administrative leave.
At one time there were three separate investigations to determine if the deputy was at fault.
Multiple agencies have spent the past year investigating the incident.
Officials say cases like these are often handed over to outside agencies in order to maintain fairness and objectivity.
There is no time frame for when the Summit County Attorney will release a decision.
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