CENTERVILLE (ABC4 Utah News) – Two separate carjackings led to the death of an innocent driver Monday evening at the intersection of Parrish Lane
and Interstate 15.
Kaysville Police say that a male and a female forcibly carjacked a maroon Mazda 6 on Mutton Hollow west of Fairfield Road around 4:30 pm.
A short time later the female reportedly jumped out of the car on southbound I-15 and an off duty Salt Lake Unified Police officer spotted the Mazda on the side of the freeway. The male suspect told him he was out of gas and later ran to a stopped black Volkswagen and entered it. The driver of the Volkswagen slowed down and jumped out of the car which the suspect drove south to the Parrish Lane exit.
Lieutenant Kenton Pies of the Kaysville Police Department described what happened next.
“Took the Centerville Parrish offramp,” Lt. Pies said. “As the vehicle took the offramp there was a traffic accident that took place up on top of the intersection of Parrish Lane. There was one individual that was deceased.”
According to police that woman was going eastbound on Parrish Lane in a grey sedan when the Volkswagen slammed into her driver’s side.
Parrish Lane was closed until 8:40 Monday evening while South Davis Metro Fire crews worked to get her body out and while Kaysville Police and Utah Highway Patrol troopers investigated the crash.
As of late Monday, Police had not released the name of the female victim pending notification of her family.
The male suspect was taken to the hospital. The female suspect who reportedly jumped out of the Mazda was in police custody.