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Driver booked into jail after fatal crash in Taylorsville

Posted at 6:22 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-03 16:26:33-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - One person is dead in a possible DUI crash on Monday night.

At about 11 p.m. on Monday police say Andrea Miller was heading west on 4700 S when she t-boned a car traveling south on 2700 W.

UPD Detective Ken Hansen says the collision was significant. The southbound car was pushed 150 to 200 feet as a result of the impact.

Two men were in the car traveling south.

The two men were passing through the intersection on a green light.

One man is dead. One man is in critical condition.

The deceased man has been identified as Ryan Muhlestein, 25. A GoFundMe account has been set up for funeral expenses.

The police detective says crashes like this have more injuries due to the small size of the cars involved.

According to witnesses, Miller said, "I need to leave," and, "I can't do this."

Miller traveled across a parking lot before she was stopped, Hansen says.

She admitted she had a gun.  A semi-automatic pistol was removed from her pocket.

A policeman detected alcohol on Miller's breath.

Miller refused to take a sobriety test, police say, so the police obtained a warrant.

Miller was booked into Salt Lake County Jail and faces charges of automobile homicide, two counts of DUI involving serious injury or death, attempting to leave the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death, carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol, and a traffic control signal violation.