A mother and her two sons were killed in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon, November 12, 2011.
Inndia Powell, 26 was driving east on I-80 to Wyoming around 2:30 p.m. when the car slid off of the freeway, crashed into a fence, rolled down an embankment and landed upside down in the river.
All of the occupants were wearing their seat-belts.
Powell’s husband, Thomas, found out about the accident from a Utah Highway Patrol trooper at University Hospital’s burn center.
His oldest son had burned himself several days earlier and had been undergoing treatment at the burn center since then.
The two boys involved in the accident, Alexander, 3, and Ashton, 1, were taken from the crash to a Wyoming hospital and were pronounced dead there after doctors were unable to resuscitate them. We offer our condolences to the Powell family as they go through this difficult time.
Driving during the winter months can be dangerous and tricky. The weather can change in the middle of your trip and before you know it you are facing a situation you never anticipated.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) provides 24-hour road condition information that can be accessed via phone by dialing 511 (for Utah based phones) or online.
Winterizing your car can also help you to be better equipped for extreme weather, anticipated or not. UDOT suggests that when having your vehicle checked you pay special attention to “good tires, wiper blades, windshield washer fluid and working lights.”
Preparation does not always prevent accidents from happening. When you are confronted with a situation in which you or a loved one has been involved in a crash, wrongful death attorneys like those with The Christensen Law Firm can help.