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Teen arrested for DUI, 15-year-old girl killed in Millard County rollover

Posted at 9:08 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 17:27:22-05

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah – Millard County deputies have arrested an 18-year-old man for drunk driving after a rollover crash that killed his passenger, a 15-year-old girl.

Deputies said residents called early Friday morning to report a man knocking doors in the Deseret area, asking for a ride.

The man told residents he had been in a crash.

Fatal rollover crash near Deseret. – Millard County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities found the site of the rollover crash and a 15-year-old girl dead at the scene. Police say the teen was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

Deputies arrested the driver, the man who had been asking for a ride, 18-year-old George Jakob Schafer.

He could now face charges including drunk driving, automobile homicide, underage consumption of alcohol, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The Utah Highway Patrol and the Millard County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the details of the crash.

Deputies have not confirmed the names of the driver or the victim.