Trial set in vehicle/ATV accident that injured 4 boys

LOGAN — A judge has set a two-day jury trial for a North Logan man accused of causing a vehicle/ATV accident that sent two boys to the hospital last summer.

Erin Milligan stood in 1st District Court Monday morning next to his defense attorney Brad Bearnson. They told Judge Thomas Willmore they had finished their own investigation into the alleged accident but had not reached any resolution with prosecutors.

Judge Willmore set the trial for January 4 and 5 and ordered the 72-year-old Milligan to appear again in court December 12 for a final pretrial conference. The trial had been postponed previously after family members of some of the alleged victims, refused to allow defense investigators to inspect the four-wheeler, involved in the accident.

Police officers reported, the four boys were riding the ATV along a canal road in North Logan on the afternoon of July 29, 2015. As they were heading north, they came upon a Ford F-250 truck, driven by Milligan. The boys said as he got closer, he sped up, striking the ATV and pushing it into the canal, partially pinning one of the boys underneath. He and one other boy were transported to Logan Regional Hospital with internal injuries, lacerations, scrapes and an ankle injury. Both were later transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center, one by Air-Med helicopter.

Milligan has been charged with reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor.

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