FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities are asking for any witnesses to a deadly crash in Farmington on Halloween to reach out to them as the investigation continues.
Just before 6 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol was called to a crash involving a white passenger vehicle colliding with a Utah Department of Transportation truck on I-15. Two people, 48-year-old Heather Timmins and 10-year-old Atticus Timmins, were killed in the crash.
The UDOT truck had been pulled to the side of the road to help a motorist on the shoulder of the southbound lanes. Timmins, driving a white Infiniti G35, was traveling two lanes to the left of the emergency shoulder. For an unknown reason, Timmins swerved to the right, crossing into the lane adjacent to the emergency shoulder where the truck was, striking the rear of it at a high rate of speed.
According to a press release, Timmins, sustained fatal injuries on impact while Atticus was life-flighted to a local children’s hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
UHP is asking anyone who may have seen the crash to contact the Davis County Office at 801-447-8120.
Police identify woman, 10-year-old boy killed in crash near Farmington
MONDAY 11/1/2021 7:46 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the woman and 10-year-old boy that were killed in a car crash that happened on I-15 near Farmington on Sunday night.
Heather Timmins, 48, and Atticus Timmins, 10, were both killed when the car they were traveling in crashed into a UDOT Incident Management Truck (IMT), a press release says.
Police say just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 31, the UDOT IMT truck had stopped to assist a motorist on I-15 southbound in Farmington.
Timmins was driving a white Infiniti G35 and was traveling two lanes to the left of the emergency shoulder. For an unknown reason, Timmins swerved to the right, crossing into the lane adjacent to the emergency shoulder where the IMT was, striking the rear of the truck at a high rate of speed.
According to a press release, Timmins, the driver, sustained fatal injuries on impact while Atticus was life-flighted to a local children’s hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The IMT truck driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was released a short time after.
The motorist that was being assisted on the side of the road was not injured in the accident.
I-15 in Farmington was closed at Park Lane for approximately 4 hours during the investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: UPDATE: Woman, 10-year-old boy dies in crash on I-15 near Farmington
MONDAY 11/1/21 7:57 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Police have released new details in a crash that shut down a part of I-15 in Farmington. Authorities say a woman and 10-year-old boy died in the crash.
The crash occurred Sunday night. Police say a state incident truck was stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway while helping a car change a flat tire.
The car occupied by the woman and boy swerved across all four lanes of traffic and crashed into the back of the incident truck at a high speed.
The woman died at the scene. The boy later died at a local hospital.
Police haven’t yet determined what caused the car to swerve and are still investigating the incident.