VERNAL, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Jeffrey Bascom was allegedly texting and driving in Vernal when his Dodge truck veered off the road at 500 West and 1300 South and hit 15-year-old Tommy Clark.
"I was watching TV and it was dark outside. So they shouldn't have been out," said Shana Taylor.
Clark was walking north on 500 West Sunday at 9:00 p.m. with a friend when he was hit. The boys were walking so closely together that the other boy was grazed by Clark's body during the impact, but he was not hurt.
Clark's body was found 40 feet from the impact site. He was rushed to Ashley Regional Medical Center, then flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in extremely critical condition.
He died one day later at 1:00 p.m. at Primary Children's Medical Center.
Tommy was a freshman at Vernal Jr. High School, according to Vernal assistant police chief, Keith Campbell.