Friends identify woman killed in Weber County crash

Feb 21, 2024, 5:51 AM | Updated: Feb 24, 2024, 9:23 am

WEST HAVEN, Weber County — Family members have identified a woman who died after a two-vehicle crash in Weber County Tuesday night.

Sgt. Terance Lavely with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the intersection of 4000 South and Midland Drive about 9:08 p.m.

A green Chevrolet Blazer was traveling south on Midland Drive while a white Tesla was in the northbound lane preparing to turn left onto 4000 South. Lavely said the Tesla turned in front of the Blazer, which hit the Tesla on the front passenger door.

A woman in the front passenger seat died at the scene while receiving medical attention. The woman who was driving the Tesla and an infant were taken to an area hospital and were reported to be in good condition with minor injuries.

According to a GoFundMe* created by coworkers, the woman who died was Samantha Havenner. The fundraiser said this is a “tremendous loss” and that Havenner was a beautiful soul and loving mother and daughter.”

Havenner’s mother, who was driving the car, remained in a hospital as of Wednesday but is expected to make a full recovery. The fundraiser said Havenner’s father and brother are caring for Havenner’s mother and daughter, who was also injured in the crash.

The Blazer had four occupants, and its driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Lavely said all four were taken to area hospitals by personal vehicles as a precaution.

Impairment was not considered to be a factor in the crash, and the Weber-Metro critical accident reconstruction team was on scene for several hours Tuesday night.

*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 advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Friends identify woman killed in Weber County crash