Authorities identify victims in crash that left mother and son dead, others injured

Posted at 5:11 PM, Aug 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-16 23:25:54-04

SPANISH FORK -- A community in Emery County is mourning the loss of a young boy and his mother, who died in a two-vehicle collision on US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon Saturday.

Troopers say the impact killed 38-year-old Heather Jacobson and 7-year-old Broc Jacobson of Cleveland, Utah. The driver, Landon Jacobson, and his son, 16-year-old, Bowdie Jacobson, are in serious to critical condition at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Troopers said the Jacobson family was heading home through Spanish Fork Canyon when a car pulled out in front of them.

They say Jacobson tried to swerve but couldn’t avoided the oncoming Dodge Intrepid.

”The truck and horse trailer ended up going off the side of Highway 6 into a ravine,” said Trooper Joshua White with Utah Highway Patrol. “The horse trailer dislodged and went into the back of the truck at that time.”

Three horses in the trailer suffered injury.

Troopers 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.

UHP said the driver of the grey Intrepid was 25-year-old Amelia Allen of Provo, who also suffered critical injuries.