15-Year-Old Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident near 2000 S. in Ballard, UT
Ballard, UT — September 2, 2023, a child was killed when struck by an alleged drunk driver while bicycling on 2000 S. in Ballard.
According to authorities, the victim and another juvenile were bicycling north along the side of the southbound lanes of 2000 South when an alleged drunk driver struck and killed one of the boys.
The driver allegedly told authorities that the children were in the middle of the road and that she couldn't avoid a collision as another vehicle was coming towards her. However, that information is not supported by any of the released statements from authorities or the other biycyclist.
Police recommended charging the driver with negligently operating a vehicle resulting in death and processing an open container/drinking alcohol in a vehicle.
Authorities have not released any other details at this time.