People died others injured in Spanish Fork canyon accident

Saturday, two people died and others injured in Spanish Fork Canyon when a Dodge Intrepid pulled out in front of them.

  • Jacobsen family was reportedly driving home to Cleveland, Utah, after attending a high school rodeo event in Oakley.
  • Two of the four family members in the pickup ,Heather Jacobson, 38, and Broc Jacobson, 7,were killed.

The driver of the pickup Landon Jacobson, 38, survived, but has critical injuries. The fourth relative, 16-year-old Bowdie Jacobson, suffered serious injuries, according to report. The two people died was sitting in the passenger seat. Landon was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

They were returning from a rodeo at Oakley where Bowdie Jacobson was participating. Apparently a car pulled out in front of their truck with horse trailer attached. The car was pulling out onto SR-6 west bound from the US-89 intersection at Thistle. The driver of the Intrepid, Amelia Allan of Provo, was critically injured.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol Joshua White , a 25-year-old woman attempted to make a left turn off state-Route 89 near Thistle to go west on state-Route 6, but pulled out in front of the Jacobsen’s Dodge 3500 pickup that was also hauling a horse trailer with three horses inside.

Three horses were seriously injured, but were able to walk out and a veterinarian is caring for them and move on their own power into another trailer that was sent to collect the animals. Neither drugs, alcohol nor weather were believed to have contributed to the crash, though White said investigators did not know why the woman pulled out in front of the pickup.

White said there is good line of sight at the intersection of Highway 89 and US-6, and they say they still need more details for their investigation that leads to two people died. That area of state-Route 6 was shutdown for about 90 minutes, then alternated with one lane open back and forth until about midnight when the road was re-opened.IMAGE/UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL