Escondido Boy Killed in Utah Crash

posted by Sara Bartlett - 

A rollover crash on I-15 in Utah killed a 12-year-old Escondido boy and seriously injured several family members as they were on vacation. Utah Highway Patrol says Alex Speer was killed in the crash that happened shortly before 7:00p.m. Saturday. 

He was one of two boys thrown from a minivan when it rolled several times on southbound I-15 near Fillmore, around two hours south of Salt Lake City. Speer's 15-year-old sister, who has a learner's permit, was driving the van when it drifted off to the side of the freeway and rolled several times. 

Speer and his 14-year-old brother were thrown from the car. Speer died at the scene, his brother survived, as did a 9-year-old brother. The driver and her 48-year-old father, Barry Speer, were airlifted to the hospital. The children's mother, Jennifer Speer, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

The family was returning to Escondido from a trip to Idaho when they crashed. A Go Fund Me page has been set up by family friends to help with funeral costs and medical expenses.


Photo Credit: Getty Images 

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