WHAT: The Utah Department of Health and Utah Department of Transportation will hold a press conference to share stories of families who lost a child in a motor vehicle crash in 2015.
WHY: In 2015, 25 teens were killed on Utah roads. Almost 60% of teen occupants killed were not buckled up. Nationally, crash fatalities are highest for 16 to 17-year-olds within the first six months after getting their license – and remain high through age 24. These families hope that as they share the now ‘missing moments’ in their lives and their messages of safety, that it will motivate others to drive safely.
WHO: Interviews available include:
- Edward & Aubrey Conner and David “Buddy” Conner, parents and brother of 16-year-old Cadee Conner, killed in a rollover crash
- Stu & Christine Anderson, parents of 16-year-old Maylee Anderson, killed after being T-boned by another vehicle
- Brad & Emily Roundy, parents of 15-year-old Kaitlyn Hansen, killed after being ejected in a single vehicle crash
- Kristen Bagley, mother of 16-year-old Cheyenne Bagley, killed after being T-boned by another vehicle
- Dr. Joseph Miner, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health
- Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation
WHERE: Marmalade Library
280 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Parking available along 300 West and 500 North, as well at the LDS church house on 500 North.