Police identify 29-year-old pregnant woman killed after driver runs light on Bangerter Highway

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UPDATE 10/17/2020

A Gofundme has been set up for Boyce to help her family with medical expenses

The child Boyce was carrying was reportedly in critical condition after she was delivered by emergency C- section. The child has since been taken off life support, according to information from the Gofundme.


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police in West Valley City have identified the pregnant woman killed after an 18-year-old ran a red light on Bangerter Highway Thursday night.

According to West Valley City Police spokesperson, the crash happened just after 7 p.m. at 3500 South Bangerter Highway.

A 28-year-old man and his wife were traveling westbound on 3500 South in a 2005 Mitsubishi
Lancer and had a green light at the intersection. The driver of a 2016 Subaru Forester driven by an 18-year-old male was traveling south on Bangerter Highway and ran a red light, striking the passenger side of the Lancer.

The passenger in the Mitsubishi, 29-year-old Shelby Boyce of West Valley City, was 8 months pregnant. The majority of the impact struck Boyce’s side of the car.

An officer who was at that intersection at the time of the crash immediately made contact with all parties involved. Shelby Boyce was trapped inside her car but was extricated and transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Despite numerous life-saving measures, Boyce died at the hospital. Doctors were able to deliver her baby by Cesarean section and transported by helicopter to a hospital where she could receive more
specialized care. The condition of the baby is not currently known.

Both drivers of the vehicles were transported to hospitals with minor injuries.

Impairment is not suspected as a factor, however, the crash remains under investigation. Charges will be screened by the District Attorney once the investigation is complete.

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