Woman Transported to Hospital Following Vernal Crash

Seat belts made a big difference in a serious crash on Highway 40 in Vernal on Thursday. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the crash took place at approximately 12:54pm when a white 2012 Ford F-250, driven by a 66-year-old Lapoint man, was traveling Westbound on Highway 40 in the area of 1500 South. A red 1997 Plymouth Neon, driven by a 19-year-old Vernal woman, was stationary on the West side of the 1500 South intersection at the stop sign. The driver of the Neon pulled out of the intersection to make a left-hand turn and was struck on the driver side by the White Ford F-250. The driver of the red Neon was transported by ambulance to Ashley Regional Medical Center. The driver of the White Ford was uninjured in the accident. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.


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.