Tuesday , February 07, 2017 - 5:24 PM2 comments
OGDEN — Eight months after an Ogden man died in a Harrison Boulevard crash, police still are waiting for toxicology test results to come in from the state crime lab before charges can be considered.
Jay Jex, 29, a Weber State University employee, was killed June 2, 2016, when a Ford Mustang driven by a 20-year-old man went out of control and collided with Jex’s Toyota Prius, according to police statements and the written incident report.
Ogden Police Lt. Chad Ledford said Tuesday, Feb. 7, that blood samples usually are collected from both drivers in such cases. He said he didn’t know which sample has yet to be analyzed and reported on by the crime lab.
Once toxicology results are in, police will present the case to the Weber County Attorney’s Office for screening of charges.
The crash report, obtained in an open-records request, said the 20-year-old’s car was moving about 60 mph southbound on Harrison in the 3500 block when the vehicle went out of control and collided with Jex’s car on the driver’s side door. Jex’s car was northbound, moving about 40 mph, the posted speed limit, the report said.
The Mustang driver suffered minor injuries.
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