Man arrested following fatal traffic accident in Ogden

Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 13:27:05-05

OGDEN, Utah — A 29-year-old man was arrested following a traffic accident that left a woman dead in Ogden Sunday.

Police arrested Bryce Owens on an unrelated warrant, but say he was impaired and driving while distracted when he allegedly struck other vehicles at the intersection of 12th Street and Washington Boulevard.

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Owens was reportedly traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a red light, slamming into a Mitsubishi Lancer and sideswiping a truck.

The Lancer was pushed into the intersection and its driver, a 39-year-old Box Elder County woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The Weber County Attorney's Office will investigate as to whether to charge Owens with automobile homicide.