Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image A memorial stands on the side of SR 36 for one of the victims of a fatal crash last month.

March 27, 2014
No citations issued in fatal Stansbury crash

No citations have been issued in the fatal crash that killed three people near Stansbury Park last month.

According to a completed investigative report from the Utah Highway Patrol, on Feb. 16 the driver of a green Dodge Caravan, Kevin McCollin, 44, of Dugway, tried to pass a vehicle on northbound state Route 36 near Stansbury.

But while changing lanes, he struck the front right bumper of a Mitsubishi in the passing lane with his rear left bumper, according to the report.

The force of the blow caused the Caravan to cross the median and spin into southbound traffic, hitting a Subaru Legacy head-on.

The driver of the Subaru, Melodie Clement, a 58-year-old Tooele woman, and her passenger, 61-year-old Urban “James” Montoya of Salt Lake, were both killed.

A passenger in the Caravan, Donnett McCollin, 43, of Dugway, was also killed. Kevin McCollin was critically injured. Also injured were four teenagers in  the van who were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected, according to the report. One other teenager in the van who was wearing a seatbelt was not ejected.

The teenagers, who were on their way to a Christian rock concert in Salt Lake, were treated for serious injuries. Kevin McCollin is still recovering from critical injuries.

The report states that the driver of the Mitsubishi was not cited. Citations against Kevin McCollin were “undetermined,” which means a driver might be criminally charged if a prosecuting attorney decides the facts of the case merit such action.

Gary Searle, Tooele County chief deputy attorney, said as of Wednesday the report had not yet been received by the Tooele County Attorney’s Office for review. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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