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Charges pending for Herriman crash suspect who killed baby, injured others

Posted at 8:04 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 17:59:52-04

Lawrence Clay Probert

HERRIMAN, Utah - Unified Police have identified the suspect in a crash that killed a 5-month-old baby and sent five others to the hospital.

Authorities said 26-year-old Lawrence Probert, of Kearns, is in custody with Adult Probation and Parole because of his probation status.

Charges related to the crash are pending.

Three medical helicopters responded to the crash near Rosecrest and Mountain View Corridor Monday evening.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said a 5-month-old infant died in the crash.

Police said it appears Probert's 1997 green GMC truck was headed north on Mountain View Corridor when he ran a red light and hit two cars.

"At 7:16 p.m. (2 minutes prior to crash) UPD Dispatch received a call from a motorist reporting the truck driving recklessly (high speeds) while northbound on Mountain View," Unified Police said in a tweet.

A 3-year-old child and three adults, including the suspect, were in the hospital in serious condition with two more adults in critical condition.

"Any time a child is involved in a crash, you kind of reflect on that," Rivera said. "And your hearts go out to everyone affected."

The suspect, Probert, went to the hospital in serious condition; the 24-year-old woman who was in the truck with him is in critical condition.

Victims in 2016 Chrysler Minivan:

  • 26-year-old male driver - serious condition
  • 24-year-old female passenger - serious condition
  • 3-year-old female passenger - serious condition
  • Infant female passenger - killed in the crash

Victim in 2003 Dodge Dakota:

  • 34-year-old male driver - critical condition