Woman charged in fatal 'No Passing Zone' crash in Kane Co.

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Posted at 4:19 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 18:24:06-04

KANE COUNTY, Utah — A Florida woman was charged Wednesday for causing a fatal accident when she attempted to pass a truck in a no passing zone in Kane County.

Officials say on Sept. 23, Nthenya Maingi Patrick, 37, of Miami Beach was driving behind a "slow moving large truck" on Highway 89 when she attempted to make an illegal pass at the crest of a hill.

As Patrick moved into the eastbound lane, her SUV struck a Volkswagen headed in the opposite direction.

The passenger in the front seat of the Volkswagen, 20-year-old Annikka Jaramillo of Murray, died on the scene, while Patrick was transported to the hospital. The driver of the Volkswagen was also injured in the accident.

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Nthenya Maingi Patrick's SUV following the accident on Highway 89

Patrick was charged in Kane County's 6th District Court with manslaughter and reckless driving.