Missing Vernal Woman Found Alive in Crashed Vehicle

When a 24-year-old Vernal woman didn’t show up for work on Sunday, family and friends knew something was up and reported the woman as missing to the police and began their own search of the area. Among the search crew was a friend who spotted something that had been missed by the others. Less than a mile from her mother’s house on Brushcreek Road in Jensen, the missing woman’s vehicle was spotted about 80 feet down a steep embankment off the side of the road in a brushy area. Emergency crews responded and were able to remove the trapped woman from the wreckage of the vehicle and transported her to Ashley Regional Medical Center. It is believed that the woman went off the road after leaving her mother’s house, shares the Sheriff’s Office, where the vehicle rolled multiple times down the embankment and she went unnoticed for several hours. Sheriff Norton expressed his gratitude to the emergency crews, landowner who cut through fences for emergency crews to access the victim, and the friends and family who diligently searched. The young woman is reported to be in stable condition.  


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.