UPDATE: 6/5/23 4:21 P.M.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (ABC4) — The victims killed in Sunday’s Eagle Mountain crash have been identified.
The driver has been identified as Rodney Michal Salm, 48, of Salt Lake City, while the passenger is identified as Michaela Himmleberger, 47, of Holladay.
The Utah Co. Sheriff’s Office says the two were “completely uninvolved” in the road rage incident except at the point where the driver of the F-150 lost control and crashed head-on into their car.
Charges against the drivers involved in the road rage are pending at this time.
The sheriff’s office is urging anyone who may have witnessed this crash, or the road rage incident, to please call their Investigations Bureau at 801-851-4010.
No further information is available at this time.
ORIGINAL STORY: 6/5/23 11:49 A.M.
A man and woman were killed in what the Utah Co. Sheriff’s Office says was a head-on crash related to a road rage incident.
Deputies responded to the incident at around 12:30 p.m. on a report of a serious crash on SR-73 near mile marker 30.
Upon arriving at the scene, they learned that a 48-year-old man and 47-year-old woman, both from Salt Lake Co., had died in the crash.
“Investigators learned that the driver of a 2016 Ford F-150 and the driver of a 2014 Nissan Maxima became involved in a road rage incident near Brandon Park in the city center area of Eagle Mountain,” the sheriff’s office states.
The driver of the Maxima had reported that the driver of the F-150 “pulled onto a road in front of him,” and that this continued north on Eagle Mountain Blvd. until reaching the intersection at SR-73, authorities say.
At this point, both vehicles turned right and headed east on SR-73. The driver of the Maxima reportedly said the F-150 was close behind him before moving into the eastbound emergency lane and pulling up next to him, to his right.
The driver of the F-150 then rammed into the Maxima from the side, authorities say.
The driver of the Maxima reportedly then started to stop, at which point “it appears the driver of the F-150 lost control, crossed the center line, and crashed head on into a 1987 Porsche 911 that was driving west,” the sheriff’s office states.
The 48-year-old man driving the Porsche and 47-year-old woman in the passenger seat were both killed on impact, authorities say.
“The Porsche was completely destroyed as a result of the crash.”
The bodies of the man and woman were reportedly taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office, while the driver of the F-150 was taken by a Unified Fire ambulance to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where he was treated and admitted.
“The driver of the F-150 will be facing criminal charges, but investigators have not yet determined exactly what those charges will be,” the sheriff’s office states.