Sandy woman charged with 3 counts of manslaughter after deadly Scipio crash

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MILLARD COUNTY (News4Utah)- A Sandy woman was charged with three counts of manslaughter in connection with a crash that left three family members dead.

Charging documents say 42-year-old Jennifer Diamond “recklessly [caused] the death of another”. She was charged with three counts of manslaughter, one count of aggravated assault, and a count of reckless driving.

On the evening of June 19, 2018 the Bova family, from Archdale, North Carolina, was on vacation in Utah when they were hit head-on by Diamond on SR-50 near Scipio, troopers say.  

Troopers say they were on a two-lane highway when Diamond passed another vehicle and “stayed left of center and did not return to her lane immediately”. That’s when she hit the Bova family head-on.

17-year-old old Tyler Bova was the only one in the car that survived. Both of his parents and his 11-year-old brother lost their lives as a result of injuries from the crash.

Troopers said the 9-year-old passenger with Diamond was critically injured, but Diamond suffered only minor injuries.

Tyler is still recovering from his injuries. Follow his journey on the Facebook page “Built Tyler Tough”.

Investigators say they are looking into the possibility that speed and dogs may have contributed to the crash.

Diamond is set to appear in court on August 29th.

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