Driver arrested, accused of killing teen, injuring brother in Lehi crash

LEHI — An Ogden man was arrested Thursday and accused of being intoxicated and hitting two teen siblings on a sidewalk last month in Lehi, killing a 15-year-old girl.

Alexis Javier Garcia-Torrres, 31, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Thursday for investigation of automobile homicide, attempted automobile homicide, criminal negligence causing death, driving on a suspended license, two counts of DUI causing serious injury, drug possession and reckless driving.

On March 4, two teens were hit near the intersection of 2100 North and 3600 West in Lehi, at about 4:30 p.m., when a Chrysler 300 jumped the curb and struck them.

“According to witnesses, the driver … appeared to be distracted as the driver was reported to be swerving in his lane prior to the accident,” a police booking affidavit states.

Witnesses told police that Garcia-Torres drifted to the left side of the road, went across an island in the intersection, then onto the sidewalk where his car hit the two teens and a metal pole, according to the affidavit. Investigators say the victims were knocked approximately 100 feet.


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