Utah Roadways Prove Less Deadly during 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Utah Highway Patrol is happy to report that the number of fatalities on Utah roadways during this summer’s 100 Deadliest Days has gone down from 2015. Last year, UHP reported 100 deaths prior to the Labor Day holiday and this year that number dropped to 88 deaths. Zero fatalities will remain the goal of Highway Patrol as additional patrols were out in force over the weekend. According to local UHP Sgt. Kellie Oaks, travel in the Basin was great over the holiday weekend. There were only two crashes and all passengers were uninjured and there were no DUI arrests. “We stopped about 85 seat belt violators and 55 speeders,” shares Sgt. Oaks. “The troopers worked 15 overtime shifts [locally]. They worked hard this weekend.” As always, Utah Highway Patrol reminds drivers to slow down, never text and drive, and if you have been drinking, never drive.


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.