Teen girl hit by car in Payson has died

Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 28, 2013

PAYSON, Utah --A teenage girl who was one of four teens hit by a car in Payson late Satruday night has died.

Utah Highway Patrol officials confirmed that 13-year-old Courtney Osborn died on Monday after she was taken off of life support.

All four teens were taken to a hospital Saturday night after the four of them were hit by a car while crossing State Route 147 in Payson.

According to a press release, the incident occurred at 9:24 on Saturday night near 5600 West and 9200 South just north of Payson.

The accident occurred in a rural area where there aren’t any street lights. Lt. Richard Christianson, Utah Highway Patrol, said the four juveniles were leaving a birthday party.

"Now as they're walking in the southbound lanes, a 17-year-old female approaches from behind and strikes all four of them," he said.

The teens were identified as 13-year-old Jared Fillmore,13-year-old Shanece Reynold, 13-year-old Courtney Osborn and 15-year-old Haylee Burr. They were crossing the highway when they were struck by a Honda Civic driven by a 17-year-old female.

The four teens who were struck were taken to a hospital via ambulance. Haylee and Shanece were treated for leg injuries and released. Jared and Courtney were taken from Mountain View Hospital to Primary Children’s Medical Center via medical helicopter.

Jared suffered multiple broken bones and head trauma. He is listed as in stable condition.

Christianson said the accident has shaken the community.

"Anytime you have four, really five children involved here counting the driver that hit them, that's a big impact, and the community is certainly grieving at this point," he said.

There were no indications that the driver of the Civic was speeding or impaired, according to the press release. She was cooperative with investigators.