SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A South Ogden woman is killed in a crash with an ambulance. Now her family tells ABC 4 how they’re coping with her death.
Loved ones of 88-year-old Arline Logan are struggling with her passing.
“I think we’re in shock,” said LaRon Unck, Logan’s son.
Friday afternoon her family came to visit the spot where she died. Earlier in the morning, at the intersection of Washington Blvd (Hwy 89) and Sunset Dr. the car she was riding in was hit by an ambulance rushing to the hospital. Arline’s son LaRon Unck tells ABC 4 his brother was driving her to a doctor’s appointment.
“They went through the green light and he didn’t see or hear anything until right at the time of impact,” said Unck.
The ambulance, which was transporting another car crash victim, not only hit Arline’s car, but also collided with two other cars waiting at the light. Six people were injured, including Arline’s son, two paramedics, the other crash victim, and two others. Logan was killed on impact.
So far South Ogden Police don’t know who was at fault.
“We’re not sure what happened,” said Marci Edwards, South Ogden Police Dept.
Logan’s family is sure life won’t be the same without her.
”Grandma’s house was the place where we’d come meet and see everybody. It’s hard to know that we’ll probably not get together as much as a family and see everybody as much as when Grandma was still here,” said Nathan Unck, Logan’s Grandson.
Just Friday Logan made a sugary snack for one of her great grandsons’ birthdays. Now it’s one of the last mementos her family has left.
“We’re coping. She was loved so much. She has 28 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren. It was devastating to us all. We’re all very, very sad,” said Unck.
One of the things investigators are still trying to figure out is whether or not Logan’s son had enough opportunity to yield to the ambulance, or if the ambulance did not slow down enough through the intersection where it had the red light.