Vilsar Camey Killed, Israel and Katherine Sawyer Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Main Street in Moab
Vilsar Camey Killed, Israel and Katherine Sawyer Injured in Moab Multi-Vehicle Accident on Main Street at Center Street
Moab, Utah (February 11, 2020) – One person was killed, and two others were injured on Sunday night in a multi-vehicle accident in Salt Lake City, according to police.
The crash happened at about 8:00 p.m., February 9, on Main Street at Center Street.
Police said 41-year-old Benjamin Balls of Hyde Park, was driving a white Chevy Silverado recklessly on state Route 191. At least two people called 911 to report the northbound truck, which was speeding and running other vehicles off the road.
A UHP trooper tried to stop Balls, but he accelerated and ran a red light at an intersection. The trooper in pursuit had to terminate the chase due to public safety.
Grand County Sheriff’s deputies saw the speeding truck on Main Street and decided to follow it at a distance. Balls drove through the intersection of Center Street and Main Street, where he hit an SUV driven by Vilsar Camey, 45. Balls also struck another SUV driven by 30-year-old Katherine Sawyer.
The impact caused a chain reaction that caused major damage to several vehicles parked on the west side of Main Street.
Camey was killed in the crash. His 10-year-old son, Israel, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Sawyer was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Balls was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. He was then arrested and was taken to the Grand County jail, where he is held on charges including; manslaughter, failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop resulting in death/injury, reckless driving, criminal mischief, failure to provide insurance at the scene of an accident, failure to obey traffic control devices, unsafe lane travel and failure to operate in a single lane.
The crash remains under investigation.
We pass our condolences to the family and friends of Vilsar Camey.
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