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2700 W and 4700 S in Salt Lake City

1 man was killed and another critically injured in a suspected drunk driving crash near 2700 W and 4700 S in Salt Lake City.

Andrea Miller Charged with DUI, Automobile Homicide After 1 Killed and 1 Injured in Crash

One man was killed and another was hospitalized in critical condition following a suspected drunk driving crash in Salt Lake City on December 30. 25-year-old Ryan Muhlestein has been identified as the man who died from his injuries in the crash. A passenger in Muhlestein’s vehicle, 26-year-old Carlos Fregoso, was critically injured.

According to the police, there were two vehicles involved in this collision. The first was driving westbound on 4700 South, while the second was traveling southbound on 2700 West.

Both vehicles went through the intersection of 4700 South and 2700 West at the same time, crashing into each other.

The southbound vehicle was being driven by 39-year-old Andrea Miller. Police said that she attempted to flee the scene of the crash but was apprehended near the scene of the crash. She has been charged with automobile homicide, two counts of DUI, carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol (she was in possession of a handgun), failure to remain at an accident involving a death and violating a traffic control signal.

Muhlestein’s family has started a GoFundMe page to cover Muhlestein’s funeral costs and Fregoso’s medical bills.

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Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Utah

Families affected by drunk driving crashes are often left with devastating personal and financial difficulties, including medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, and the grief of losing a loved one. Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps these victims and their families recover the financial support they need and deserve. Here are a few of Brian’s thoughts on the legal rights of drunk driving injury victims in Utah:

Drunk driving injury victims and the families of fatal drunk driving crash victims must be aware of all of their legal options. Depending on the state, these victims and families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the alcohol vendor who served the drunk driver before the crash. These alcohol vendor lawsuits are called dram shop claims. Additionally, drunk drivers can be sued in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.

Utah is one of several states with dram shop laws. According to the state’s laws, an alcohol vendor or manufacturer can be held liable for injuries and deaths caused by a customer if the customer was either:

  • under 21 years old,
  • “apparently under the influence” of alcohol or drugs, or
  • someone legally forbidden from consuming alcohol, and
  • the person who was provided the alcohol causes an accident due to ingesting that alcohol.

The available financial compensation options depend on the circumstances surrounding the crash. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.

The Intersection of 2700 West and 4700 South in Salt Lake City, UT

Local News Coverage From FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Sources

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/12/31/21044371/dui-one-dead-one-critical-crash-taylorsville-police-drunken-driving

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