CENTERVILLE -- Utah Highway Patrol has identified Claire Kenyon as the 16-year-old who died from her injuries after being ejected from the Mazda she was riding in on Thursday.
Kenyon, of Layton, was involved in a four-car accident on northbound Interstate 15, near Parrish Lane, Thursday afternoon. Troopers said she was pulled over on the right shoulder of the interstate, along with two other cars. The car she was in was driven by Michelle Kenyon, 48, of Layton. They had hit a yellow metal ramp in the middle of the freeway.
A black LandRover, drive by Abraham W. Taler, 31, of West Jordan, was also heading north, hit the same metal ramp that was still in the road. He lost control and swerved into two of the cars, causing Kenyon to be ejected from her vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle from which the ramp fell has also been identified, as Paul Dannelly, 56, of South Jordan. According to a UHP news release, a motorist saw the ramp fall and contacted police with Dannelly's license plate number, which was used to track him down.
Dannelly has been in contact with investigators and has expressed remorse, the release states. He told investigators he had been unaware the debris fell from his vehicle.
Investigators will meet with the Davis County prosecutor next week to determine if charges will be filed, the release states.
Northbound I-15 was closed near Parrish Lane after the crash. Lanes were reopened shortly after the medical helicopter transported the girl to a local hospital, where she died.