Victim’s identity released from Sunday’s fatal UTV accident

The victim from Sunday afternoon’s fatal accident near Paradise has been identified, as family and friends help raise money for the young girl’s funeral.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said the 10-year-old was Savanna Kay Petersen, whose family are local residents. She was riding a Polaris Ranger near 1100 East 8600 South, with her 13-year-old brother, who was driving.

Deputies said the utility terrain vehicle (UTV) drove off the roadway, striking a large trash dumpster that was on the side of the road.

Petersen is believed to have hit the dumpster when the passenger side of the UTV crashed into it. She was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital with a severe head injury and was pronounced dead just after arrival.

Petersen’s brother was not injured. Deputies believe neither of the kids were wearing helmets.

Family and friends of the Petersen family have started a <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Gofundme</a> page to raise money for funeral and medical expenses.

The accident is currently still under investigation by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m., just outside of Paradise city limits. Medical crews from the Paradise City Fire Department, Hyrum City Fire Department, and Logan City Fire Department were all paged to the crash.

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