A fatal accident Tuesday afternoon at the I-15 overpass in Elwood claimed the life of a Bear River City woman.
According to a release from the Utah Highway Patrol, Virginia Goodrich, 77, was heading north on SR-13 crossing the overpass. A second car, identified as a Box Elder School District driver’s ed vehicle, had exited the northbound lane of I-15 at the overpass, stopped at the stop sign, and proceeded to attempt a left turn to head south on SR-13. Goodrich was unable to stop and hit the driver’s ed car on the driver’s side door.
The report indicates that Goodrich was not wearing a seatbelt and was unresponsive at the scene. She was taken to Bear River Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The three individuals in the driver’s ed car were all wearing seatbelts and were treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Charges in the accident are pending an investigation.