BYU student killed in Provo car crash


A 22-year-old BYU student was killed in a car accident today in Provo. 

The student was exiting the drive-through at Taco Bell on 900 East when the driver of a black Tacoma struck the driver’s side of the vehicle in a T-bone accident. The student was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

The truck driver is a 51-year-old Provo resident and sustained minor injuries.

Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King confirmed the deceased driver was a BYU student. His identity has not yet been released.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing, but King said the heavy rain at the time of the accident could have been a factor. 

“If there’s anything I would say to citizens it’s to remember when we have inclement weather to slow down to accommodate weather conditions,” King said. “Use extra caution on the roadway.”

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