UPDATE: 9/23/23 1:37 P.M.
ELK RIDGE, Utah (ABC4) — A 19-year-old man, identified as Eric Ammon Cheney, has been found deceased as a result of the explosion at an Elk Ridge home on Friday, Sept. 22, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the man’s body was found inside the garage of the home.
The cause of the explosion is being investigated at this time, though investigators believe it was accidental.
No further information is currently available.
ORIGINAL STORY: 9/22/23 8:17 P.M.
ELK RIDGE, Utah (ABC4) — One person is unaccounted for after a home reportedly exploded in Elk Ridge on Friday, Sept. 22.
The ‘explosion’ took place around 4:15 p.m. in Utah County. One man is missing at this time, according to the Utah County Sherriff’s Office. There are no other reported injuries at this time.
The cause of the incident is currently under investigation. Police are handling the investigation with extreme caution as the structure of the home is very damaged, UCSO officials said.
This is a developing story. Information is expected to change as more details become available. ABC4.com expects to update the story below.