Authorities identify woman killed in crash in Logan Canyon

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-20 17:32:17-04

LOGAN CANYON, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol officials said a Kaysville woman died Friday night in a head-on collision in Logan Canyon, and Saturday officials identified the woman as 23-year-old Tiffani Balling of Kaysville.

The crash happened around 8:45 on U.S. 89 near mile post 483.  According to UHP, the woman who was killed in the crash was driving a Subaru vehicle in the northbound lane when her car drifted into the southbound lane and struck a Chevy Suburban.

Police stated Saturday, “Distracted driving is being investigated due to two dogs being in the Subaru.”

The driver of the Suburban was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Salt Lake City and five other victims were taken to hospitals in Logan. Officials said Saturday the injuries to the driver of the Suburban were serious but not life-threatening. The driver was identified as 47-year-old Peter B. Lindhardt of Logan.

The other four who were injured are the man’s wife, a 22-year-old adult sibling,  and three juvenile siblings–ages 14, 16 and 12. All four are reported to be in stable condition Saturday.

UHP officials said the cause of the crash is under investigation.