12-year-old Escondido boy dies in crash on Utah highway

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 02:22:40-04

(KGTV) – An Escondido boy was killed after the minivan he was in -- driven by a teen with a learner's permit -- crashed in Utah over the weekend.

According to a report on the St. George News website, 12-year-old Alex Speer died after he was ejected from a minivan that rolled over off Interstate 15 in Millard County Saturday evening.

The St. George News, citing the Utah Highway Patrol, reported that a minivan driven by a teen with a learner’s permit was traveling on southbound I-15 just before 7 p.m. local time when the crash occurred.

The UHP indicated that the driver’s father was in the passenger seat at the time.

According to the report, the minivan veered across lanes for unknown reasons and off the roadway. Speer and a 14-year-old boy were ejected during the crash, the UHP confirmed to St. George News.

The driver, his father and three passengers were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. A 9-year-old boy was reportedly uninjured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.