Farmington teen dies, six others injured in rollover

Aug 1 2011 - 5:36pm

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(MICHAEL McFALL/Standard-Examiner) A Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured when this Ford Explorer rolled on a dirt road near Centerville. Officials believe speed, not alcohol or drugs, may be a factor in the crash.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts) Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts) Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  A helicopter responds to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(MICHAEL McFALL/Standard-Examiner) A Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured when this Ford Explorer rolled on a dirt road near Centerville. Officials believe speed, not alcohol or drugs, may be a factor in the crash.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts) Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts) Emergency crews respond to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Roberts)  A helicopter responds to an accident in which a Farmington teen died and six other teens were injured near Centerville.

CENTERVILLE -- A 15-year-old Farmington boy died and six teens were injured in a single-car rollover accident on a dirt road Saturday night.

Police identified the dead boy as Gabriel Hansen, 15. Two other teens were critically injured, one taken to McKay- Dee Hospital in Ogden and the other to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

The other four occupants of the Ford Explorer were taken to area hospitals with less serious injuries.

Six of the teens are from Farmington, and one was visiting from Montana. All those in the SUV are between the ages of 15 and 17.

The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on Pipeline Road in a rural area on the border between Centerville and Farmington.

The teens were heading south on the way to a swimming party, police said, when the driver apparently lost control and the Explorer rolled, coming to rest on its wheels but heading north.

Hansen and one of the critically injured youths were sitting in the back, and police believe they were not wearing seat belts.

Centerville Police Sgt. Von Steenbilk said one of the teens called his father, a Salt Lake City police officer, and told him about the accident.

The teen was unsure of their location but described the area. His father notified Davis County dispatch about the accident.

"This is the worst part of the road," Steenbilk said of the site of the accident. Ruts and potholes are easily visible on that stretch of Pipeline Road, which runs through fields.

A nearby resident said speeders are common in the area where the accident occurred.

Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash, but there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

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