Utah: Highway Patrol reports motorcyclists were run down by drunk driver, one dead; Tyler Young facing DUI homicide charge

From KSL
PLEASANT GROVE — The Utah Highway Patrol believes DUI and speed were factors in a deadly crash on I-15 near Lindon early this morning.
It happened just after midnight when a southbound silver Mitsubishi rear-ended a motorcycle carrying two people.
Lt. Rich Christianson said, “Both of them had their helmets on. They appear to be coming home from work, co-workers.”
The impact caused the motorcycle to crash. The passenger, Juan Ernesto Salazar Conce, 31, of Orem, landed in traffic and was hit by several cars. He died on scene.
The motorcycle driver, Irving Tellez Acevedo, 23, of Spanish Fork, was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
The driver of the car, Tyler Young, 27, of Provo, was not injured. He was arrested for investigation of DUI and automobile homicide. Troopers say they found prescription pill bottles and evidence of alcohol use in his car.
“We’ve taken his blood and we’ll have to wait for the results to come back on that to see what his levels are,” Christianson said. “But he appears to be impaired, and it looks to be the contributing factor in this case.”   …..MORE