CORINNE - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, December 16, 2022
An area teen lost his life Friday, December 16, when the vehicle he was driving crashed into the Bear River early that morning. His overturned car was discovered just after 3 p.m.
An investigation into the incident determined that the driver, a 17-year-old male, was on 3600 N. 4000 W. about 6:30 a.m., and failed to turn at a T intersection, driving off the roadway and into the water. There was a heavy fog in the area at the time, which may have contributed to the crash.
The vehicle was spotted at 3:15 in the afternoon, upside down and partially submerged in the water. The teen was found inside. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Cade Palmer said, "We express our heartfelt condolences and pray that the family can find peace and comfort during this difficult time."
The Sheriff's Office, as well as Box Elder County Search and Rescue, Corinne Fire Department, Brigham City Fire Department and Willard Fire Department, assisted the crash site.