UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS: On October 23, 2020, at approximately 0930 hours, the driver of a Dodge Neon was traveling west on I-80 approaching 8000 W. For an unknown reason, it turned around and started traveling east in the westbound travel lanes. The driver of a westbound Subaru Crosstrek swerved to miss the wrong-way vehicle and the two collided in a side-swipe manner causing the westbound vehicle to roll several times.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle sustained minor injuries that were treated on the scene. The westbound vehicle driver, identified as a 29-year-old South Jordan man, was properly restrained, but still sustained fatal injuries. During the investigation, traffic on the westbound side was able to pass in the right-hand emergency lane with minimal backup.
Eastbound traffic was not impacted. Troopers are investigating impairment as a contributing factor in the wrong-way driver’s poor decision to make a U-turn into oncoming traffic.
The deceased driver is 29 year-old, Todd D Neely, of South Jordan.
(from KUTV) — (UPDATE 10/24/20) — Police have released more details about Friday’s fatal accident on I-80. The name of the victim is 29-year-old Todd Neeley and the suspect accused of hitting and killing Neeley is 38-year-old Ryan Cody Davis, according to a probable cause statement.
Police believe Davis was impaired by Trazadone, a sleeping pill that’s known to be a central nervous system depressant.
Davis is facing a felony charge of automobile homicide, negligence – DUI of alcohol and/or drugs, and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. MORE
Todd David Neeley
1991 ~ 2020
Todd David Neeley, our wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend, departed this life as the result of a tragic automobile crash on October 23, 2020. He was born on August 28, 1991. He is the son of David G. Neeley and Karen Hogge Neeley.
Todd graduated from Brighton High School. He loved learning and was a master at setting and achieving goals. He worked for a year at Jordan Valley School in the Jordan School District. He loved working with students who have disabilities.
Todd served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spokane Washington mission. He was an outstanding missionary and applied the faith and testimony he acquired on his mission to guide the rest of his life. Upon his return from his mission, he began working for Diamond Verizon wireless. He was a store manager for many years then began working for Titan T-Mobile. At the time of his death, he had been recently promoted to the operations manager for Titan T-Mobile. His work ethic was admired throughout the company.
Todd loved everyone, especially his family. He is survived by his parents, David and Karen, siblings: Jason (Audrie) Neeley, Bryce (Kelly) Neeley, Darren (Alison) Neeley, Trisha (Jeff) Gritton, and Tara (Ben) Godfrey, as well as 18 nieces and nephews. They were all very special to Todd, and Todd was special to them.
Todd loved all things sports: fly fishing on the Snake River, playing golf with his dad and his brothers, and attending Utah football and basketball games. Todd also took pride in having the cleanest car in the neighborhood. He was great at detailing cars. The great thing about Todd was that his life was even cleaner than his car.
Todd had the ability to lighten the burdens of others and bring joy to all around him. He will be forever missed by all that were privileged enough to know him. He was truly a special gift.
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