Lane County teen dies, family members injured in single-vehicle crash in Utahadmin
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — One of three sons of a family from West Fir, Ore., died Saturday during a single-vehicle crash that happened when the family was traveling to Utah for Christmas, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.
Cage Patterson, 19, from Westfir, died after his family’s 2004 Dodge Durango went out of control, rolled and crashed into a concrete barrier, Trooper Jared Cornia of the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release Sunday.
Patterson was traveling south on Interstate 215 West with his mother, father, and two brothers to Cottonwood Heights when his mother, who was driving, fell asleep at the wheel shortly after 8 a.m., Cornia said.
“The driver over-corrected, and the vehicle went off the right side of the road and … rolled into the (concrete) sound wall. The right rear of the vehicle struck the sound wall and came to rest,” Cornia.
Cage Patterson had been sitting in the right rear passenger’s seat, and he died at the crash site.
Neither speed, impairment nor weather appeared to be factors in the crash, and everyone in the vehicle had been wearing seat belts, Cornia said.
The other members of the family were taken to Inter Mountain Medical Center in Murray for the treatment of minor injuries.
The family was traveling to Cottonwood Heights to spend the holiday with relatives.