A Nephi woman has died, apparently from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, although a state medical examiner's report has yet to be completed, Nephi City Police Chief Wayne Hoaldridge said.
Myrtle Chambers, 63, was found dead in her home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning.Chambers, her husband, Bert E. Chambers, 66, Nephi, and grandchildren Cody, 10, Bobbi, 8, and Katie, 7, from Minersville, all were involved in an automobile collision Friday at 1000 North Main, Nephi, in front of Bert's Express.
The accident occurred at 8:48 p.m. when a northbound vehicle driven by Hans Justus Jaenichen, 60, Germany, slowed to changed lanes and then turned from the right-hand lane to the left to enter the Foodtown parking lot, Nephi Police Sgt. Chris Neilsen said.
Both vehicles were northbound. The Chambers vehicle overturned after the impact, Neilsen said.
Jaenichen, his wife, Margret, 60, a passenger in the vehicle, and Cody, Bobbi and Bert Chambers all were taken by East Juab County Ambulance to Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi. All were treated and released.
At the time, Myrtle and Katie Chambers were thought not to have been injured in the accident, Nieslen said. However, when Myrtle Chambers died, a connection between her death and the accident was considered likely, he said.