A Utah man who was allegedly excessive on meth and driving as quick as 100 miles per hour on Monday night ran a cease signal and crashed right into a set of horse stables the place two 3-year-old boys have been taking part in, immediately killing each of them, the Utah County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
Kent Cody Barlow, 25, was significantly injured within the wreck and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Provo however was launched after being handled. He’s presently going through two counts of car murder with legal negligence, possession of a managed substance, DUI with severe bodily harm, rushing at 100 mph, and different fees.
Witnesses informed deputies that they noticed Barlow “driving recklessly” as quick as 100 mph and “weaving or drifting into oncoming visitors” round 7:20 p.m. in Eagle Mountain, a metropolis about 40 miles south of downtown Salt Lake Metropolis.
“The automobile went off the paved highway to the correct, shattered a vinyl rail fence, smashed by way of a 5 rail metal pole fence, smashed by way of one other part of that very same metal pole fence, then crashed by way of a fence panel corral, then hit a big cement block anchored within the floor, launched into the air, after which right into a lean-to fashion set of horse stables, coming to a cease the other way up,” the Utah County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
The 2 3-year-old boys have been taking part in with toys in an animal corral once they have been struck by Barlow’s automobile and thrown greater than 75 ft, in line with the sheriff’s workplace. They have been each killed immediately.
Three passengers within the automobile have been transported to native hospitals for therapy.
A preliminary drug display screen of Barlow, who was on parole on the time of the crash, examined constructive for methamphetamine.
In 2019, Barlow was arrested after allegedly stealing a police automobile with two weapons inside and main police on a chase, in line with KTVX.
“We of the Utah County Sheriff’s Workplace specific our sincerest condolences to the household and pals of those two candy boys. Their loss is a mindless tragedy and we are able to solely think about the depth of the grief now being carried by their households.”