Bicycle/truck accident claims life of 6 year old
A bicycle/truck accident claimed the life of 5 year old Jedediah Murray of Huntington. He is the son of Barbara and Terry Murray formerly of Centerville. At the intersection of 300 East and 100 South, the boy was traveling north crossing the street headed home after visiting friends when he was struck by an older model 4x4 pickup driven by Roy Day, 28, of Elmo.
The driver was tested for drugs and alcohol and results are pending at this time. A breath test at the scene however, tested positive for alcohol. The driver was driving on a revoked license in an unregistered vehicle at the time of the accident.
The boy was breathing, but unconscious at the scene of the accident and was transported to Castleview Hospital where he was lifeflighted to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake. Dr. Larsen at Primary Childrens said the boy suffered from a skull fracture, broken right arm, injuries to the left side and a toe had been severed at the accident scene. The main injury was the severe brain trauma.
The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on July 22. The victim died the next morning at 11:44 a.m. on July 23.
The driver was listed as having a prior DUI accident which had sent people to the hospital. Day is being held in the Emery County jail pending arraignment on the charge of vehicular manslaughter.
The accident is being investigated by the Emery County Sheriff's Office and the Utah Highway Patrol.