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

Posted: 8:08 AM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 06:22:40Z

(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.