Crash kills Brigham City woman and sends man to the hospital

Maroon Chevy Avalanche that landed on its top after leaving the roadway, near the I-15 diverging intersection, May 20, 2019 (Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol).

A 29-year-old Brigham City woman was killed Monday after the car she was driving went airborne and landed on its roof, west of Brigham City. Sammi Jo Revilla-Fernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maroon Chevy Avalanche that landed on its top after leaving the roadway, near the I-15 diverging intersection, May 20, 2019 (Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol).

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said Revilla was driving a maroon Chevy Avalanche westbound on SR-91, around 11:13 a.m. As the vehicle approached the I-15 diverging intersection, it left and crossed over the northbound off-ramp at a high-rate of speed.

Troopers report that after crossing the off-ramp, the car went airborne off the overpass embankment for approximately 100 feet. The vehicle landed in a ditch and then flipped over and came to a rest on its top.

The force of the crash caused extensive damage to the front end of the car and buckled the frame. No other vehicles were involved.

Perry said both Revilla and 34-year-old Niceforo Revilla, who was in the passenger seat, were wearing seat belts. He was transported to Brigham City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers are investigating whether Revilla may have suffered from a medical episode just prior to the crash.


will@cvradio.com

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