EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A woman injured in a crash in Eagle Mountain has died.
Kayla Williamson, 23, originally from Idaho but had been living recently in Lehi, passed away from injuries sustained in a crash on Thursday, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Friday.
According to witnesses, Williamson ran a red light at the intersection of Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway and Sunset Drive and was struck by a large dump truck carrying a load of gravel, the sheriff's office said in a prepared statement.
A friend of Williamson later told deputies he was talking to her on a cellphone when the crash happened, the sheriff’s office stated.
The incident was the second crash in just a couple of hours on Thursday in Eagle Mountain in which investigators suspect a cellphone or distracted driving may have been a factor.
At 3:50 p.m., the driver of a minivan crashed on Pony Express Parkway near 2500 East after drifting to the right, hitting the curb and then a fire hydrant, and then “rolled one time end over end and almost two more rotations sideways,” according to the sheriff’s office.
The driver and his 13-year-old daughter, who was in the passenger seat, sustained minor injuries.
“In this crash a witness reported following the driver nearly 3 miles. During that time the witness reported seeing the driver using his phone in his hand the entire way,” the sheriff’s office stated.
The 42-year-old driver was cited for failing to stay in his lane.