ROY — An 87-year-old woman was almost home when she died in an accident that also injured her great-grandson Wednesday evening.
Virginia Huff, of Roy, was driving west on 4800 South around 5:30 p.m., when the vehicle drifted off the road near 1800 West and crashed into a telephone pole, said Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham.
The woman was going home and died about four blocks from her front door.
Because it was a single-vehicle accident in which Huff drifted off the road, police believe she had a medical condition that led to the crash.
Investigators are working with the state medical examiner’s office to see if that was the case.
Police are also talking with family members to get the woman’s medical history, Whinham said.
“She was certainly unconscious” before the crash, he said.
Huff’s 10-year-old great-grandson was also in the vehicle and was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt.
The pole the vehicle struck was damaged, which in turn stretched out power lines on a subsequent pole.
Whinham said the neighborhood had “very minimal disruption” to power.