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Herriman police: Speed a likely factor in fatal crash on Mountain View Corridor

Dec 16, 2022, 6:33 AM | Updated: 8:01 pm

HERRIMAN, Utah — One man was killed in a rollover crash on Mountain View Corridor Friday morning, and police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m., just south of Real Vista Drive at approximately 14900 South, according to Commander Brent Adamson with the Herriman Police Department.

HPD Sgt. Joshua Jennings said officers were dispatched to the area after a driver called 911, saying a car had passed them at a high rate of speed. That driver then came up on the same car later on down the road after it had crashed.

Investigators believe the car was traveling at 100 mph in a 55 mph section of Mountain View Corridor when it rolled and crashed into a fence.

The crash put a spotlight on a growing concern for Herriman residents – excessive speeding.

“It is an issue,” said Debra Howick, a Herriman Resident. “On the way over here they (drivers) we’re just riding my tail.”

“Preliminary estimates are over 100 mph,” Jennings said.

Sgt. Jennings said another driver on MVC called 911 to report the speeding vehicle only to come up on it a few moments after it crashed into the berm.

“Officers and rescue personnel arrived on scene and they found that he (the driver) was deceased, and rescue efforts were stopped at that point,” Jennings said.

The man’s name was not released but police said he was 29-years-old.

The speed limit in the area is 55 mph and a just a short distance south it slows to 45 mph.

“We always advise that people drive the speed limit, they’ve been designated for a particular reason and to keep people safe and avoid accidents like this,” Jennings added.

It’s crashes like the one Friday that worry Herriman residents like Andre Eian, who uses MVC almost daily.

“I try to stick to the 55-speed limit, and I’m pretty frequently caught up to and passed by people going who knows how fast, 70, 75, 80, even 100,” said Eian.

While drivers can expect more patrol on state roads and interstates throughout the holiday season, Herriman Police are asking drivers to take more responsibility and slow down.

All southbound lanes on Mountain View Corridor were closed at Real Vista Drive through 10 a.m. Friday.

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Herriman police: Speed a likely factor in fatal crash on Mountain View Corridor