Press Release – Fatal Traffic Accident

PIO Contact: Lt. Dave Edwards

Fatal Traffic Accident– 620 N 500 West, Bountiful

Date: 10/27/14

Update: 10/28/14 VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The victim of the fatal collision in Bountiful on 10/27/14 has been identified as 64 year old Bill Witsman of Layton.

At approximately 11:55 a.m. a silver BMW driving Southbound on 500 West drove left of the center lines and collided head-on with a silver Dodge pickup truck. The 64 year old male driver of the BMW died at the scene. The 37 year old driver of the truck was transported to Lakeview Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Multiple witnesses reported the BMW travelling Southbound on I-15 driving at high rate of speed and weaving through traffic. As the BMW exited the freeway onto Southbound 500 West the BMW collided with the concrete barrier. The BMW continued South for approximately ¼ mile driving into the Northbound lanes and colliding with the Dodge truck.

The investigation is ongoing.

Notifications are being made to the victim’s family at this time.

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