Two killed in crash on I-84 in Morgan

Dec 16 2011 - 1:34am

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Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)
Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)
Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)
Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)
Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)
Fatal: Andrea L. Kaiser, age 25, from Clinton, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Fatal: Nathan T. Imes, age 28, from Ogden, UT. No seat belt used. Fatal at scene of crash. Crash remains under investigation. On 14 December 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2004 VW Jetta was traveling WB I-84 at mp 105. The Jetta was captured on radar at 118mph by Morgan County SO. Morgan County SO pulled out and attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of the vehicle due to high speeds. The Morgan County SO vehicle came around the corner at MP 104 and found a crash scene. The suspect vehicle impacted a rock wall and then impacted the guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers. Both passenger male and female were pronouced dead at the scene. The PIO is awaiting confirmation of notification being made to next-of-kin. (photo courtesy of UHP)

MORGAN -- Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in a high-speed, single-car crash on Interstate 84 that that killed two people.

Andrea L. Kaiser, 25, of Clinton, and Nathan T. Imes, 28, of Ogden, were pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday night, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

According to their Facebook pages, Kaiser and Imes were a couple.

Officers said the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling west on I-84 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at high speeds. A Morgan County sheriff's deputy captured on radar the car going 118 mph. He attempted to stop the vehicle, but lost sight of it because of the high speed.

When the deputy came around a curve at Mile Marker 104, he found the crash scene. The vehicle had hit a rock wall, then a guardrail and rolled. The force of the crash dislodged the engine and ejected both passengers.

Neither Imes nor Kaiser was wearing a seat belt, officers said.

The Jetta wound up on its roof.

UHP Sgt. John Ely said officers do not know why the two were in the area or driving so fast.

The crash remains under investigation.

Kaiser worked as a supervisor at Lifetime Products, a retailer for furniture and outdoor or sports equipment.

She graduated from Clearfield High School in 2005.

Imes also worked at Lifetime Products at some point, according to his Facebook page. He graduated from Northridge High School.

As the news broke, friends and family expressed their grief across the social network.

Keellee Noneya wrote, "Oh brother my heart is just broken right now" on Imes' page.

Below that, Chelesey Hudleston posted, "I'm a wreck right now omg unbelievable."

A candlelight vigil with close friends and family was held Thursday night at the Imes residence in Clinton.

Standard-Examiner reporter Michael McFall contributed to this story.

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