Student killed in southern Utah highway accident


A BYU student was killed last week near Orderville in Kane County.

Madeline Morris, 18, from Spring, Texas, was killed on Nov. 20 around 6:30 a.m. Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said Taylor Morris, Madeline’s brother, fell asleep at the wheel while travelling on U.S. 89.

Johnson said the vehicle then rolled off the road and “nose-dived” into an embankment. The car landed upside down.

Madeline Morris was in the backseat and was killed. Taylor Morris suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. A 24-year-old woman was seated in the passenger seat and was not injured.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1, at the Klein Funeral Home at 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Klein, Texas.

In Maddeline’s memory, BYU will lower the ASB Flag on Friday.

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