Homicide charges filed in alleged DUI after death of West Jordan teen
May 4, 2022, 2:40 PM | Updated: 3:42 pm
(Courtesy Mitchell family)
SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors filed three felony charges against the man arrested in the hit and run that killed a 13-year-old boy last week.
Authorities said 50-year-old Mason Ohms was driving under the influence when he struck 13-year-old Eli Mitchell as he was riding his bike at 9000 South and 1510 West.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office formally charged Ohms with automobile homicide criminal negligence DUI of alcohol/drugs, failure to remain at an accident involving death, and obstructing justice. Those charges are all felonies. He was also cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Police say Ohms raced from the scene with his truck dragging Eli’s bike.
Bystanders tried to save the boy’s life.
Police later found Ohms at his Saratoga Springs home.