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Double Fatal Davis County Crash (Updated with names)

Tuesday June 29, 2021

        On Tuesday June 29, 2021, at about 8:30 pm, A catering company lost their load of canvas bags on to the freeway. Two cars stopped, or nearly stopped for the debris. A green Ford F-250 came upon the stopped traffic and collided into a red Toyota Prius out of California. The Prius then struck a silver Chevy Malibu. Two occupants inside the Prius, an adult male and an adult female, sustained fatal injuries and died on scene. Another adult male was taken by medical helicopter in critical condition. The driver of F-250 had minor injuries was arrested for DUI. The occupants of the Malibu were transported by ground in serious condition. Not much is known about those occupants at this time. The freeway was shut down at 200 N until the HOV could be opened at approximately 2245 hours. The investigation is still on going with assistance of SBI and MCIT.

Names of deceased:

Stephen Lewis Cotler 4/8/1944 Healdsburg, CA Driver of Prius

Ariana Elise Cotler 2/5/1984 North Salt Lake Passenger

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Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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