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Cause of crash into Millcreek Starbucks still unclear

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MILLCREEK (News4Utah)- It was a beautiful Friday morning.

48-year-old Joslyn Nicole Spilsbury was sitting outside of a Millcreek Starbucks with two friends, catching up, sipping on some coffee, when suddenly she was hit and killed by a truck.

Police say the driver, 34-year-old West Walker lost control of the vehicle, went off the road, and slammed into the Starbucks patio.

Spilsbury died on scene. Her friends, a 47-year-old Australia man, and an 84-year-old Salt Lake City man were injured in the crash.

Another man who was on the patio was also hit.

Sheriff Rosie Rivera says the man has been unconscious since the incident.

“He’s been in critical condition…we don’t’ have any information as to what he was doing there that day,” Sheriff Rivera said.

She says investigators are working the incident to see exactly what happened that day.

“We’re still trying to work with  [Walker] to get his side of the story,” Sheriff Rivera said. “Anytime they lawyer up we have to work with the attorney,” she added.

Initially, it was believed that Walker might have suffered a medical issue before the crash, but Sheriff Rivera said that has not been confirmed.

“That’s still a big possibility. We did not see any indication as to–you know, there were no beer cans flowing out of the truck or any needles that we saw right on scene. We’ll have to wait for toxicology reports to find out if there was anything in his blood that would have contributed,” Sheriff Rivera said.

Spilsbury’s funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. 

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