Three Car Accident Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver

Seatbelts likely saved lives in a three car accident in Vernal on Friday night caused by a suspected drunk driver. Around 6:00pm, a male driver was traveling east in a red pickup truck on Highway 40 near Aggie Blvd when he traveled into westbound traffic, hitting the front side of a white SUV that contained a family including 6 children before running nearly head on into a white pickup truck whose solo occupant was a pregnant woman. According to Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell, the man responsible for the accident is suspected of drunk driving and sustained injuries that are being addressed. He was transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center and then flown by medical helicopter to a hospital outside the area. The pregnant woman was also transported to Ashley Regional with injuries but has since been released and as of last report her baby was fine. No serious injuries were suffered by the family in the SUV though several members of the family went to Ashley Regional for examination. It is never okay to drink and drive. “Considering this time of year,” shares Campbell, “please drive responsibly and do not put others in jeopardy and at risk. We have plenty of taxis in the area.”


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.