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Crash survivor widow implores Utahns to drive safely

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

With highway fatalities higher than previous years, Zero fatalities to prepare drivers for the 100 deadliest days

WHAT: As Memorial Day marks the start of Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days, a widowed crash survivor will share her story of how a sleepy driver changed her life forever.

On December 23, 2018, Jordin Petersen Seamons, her husband Devin and her daughter Lyla were on their way to see the Christmas lights in Temple Square when a drowsy driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed several lanes and hit the head of the Seamons’ car. -on. Jordin’s car rolled over six times, causing Devin’s death at the scene and Jordin and Lyla were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Jordin will share his experience and a powerful safety message to drivers.

The 100 Deadliest Days is the period from now until Labor Day when road deaths tend to be the highest.

Unfortunately, Utah is off to a rocky start to 2022 when it comes to traffic fatalities — they’re already higher this year than in previous years heading into Memorial Day weekend. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) are urging Utah to make a serious change to stop the trend and emphasize safe driving this summer.

WHEN: Thursday 26 May, at 9.30 a.m.

OR: Memory Grove Park (near Zucker Fountain)
375 N Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
* Street parking outside the door

WHO:
Jordin Petersen Couture
UDOT Public Relations Director John Gleason
Utah Highway Patrol Major Jeff Nigbur
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mikki Vargas (Spanish speaking)

VISUALS: Digital toolbox

MEDIA CONTACT:

John Glenson
UDOT Public Relations Director
801-560-7740
[email protected]

sergeant. Cameron Roden
DPS/UHP PIO
801.554.5659
[email protected]

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