A Utah man allegedly high on meth and driving up to 100 miles per hour Monday night ran a stop sign and crashed into a row of horse stables where two 3-year-old boys were playing, killing both of them instantly. This was announced by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
Kent Cody Barlow, 25, was seriously injured in the wreck and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Provo but was released after treatment. He is currently facing two counts of criminal negligence auto homicide, possession of a controlled substance, DUI with grievous bodily harm, speeding 100 miles per hour and other charges.
Witnesses told deputies they saw Barlow driving “recklessly” at up to 100 miles per hour and “snaking into oncoming traffic” at around 7:20 p.m. in Eagle Mountain, a town about 40 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City or drifted into oncoming traffic”.
“The car went off the paved road to the right, smashed a vinyl fence, smashed a five-post steel fence, smashed another section of the same steel picket fence, then crashed through a fence panel and then hit a large block of cement anchored to the ground, thrown into the air and.” then into a lean-to style horse stable that came to a halt upside down,” the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.
The two 3-year-old boys were playing with toys in an animal pen when they were struck by Barlow’s vehicle and thrown more than 75 feet, according to the sheriff’s office. They were both killed instantly.
Three occupants of the vehicle were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
A preliminary drug screen from Barlow, who was on parole at the time of the crash, tested positive for methamphetamine.
In 2019, Barlow was arrested after allegedly stealing a police car with two guns inside and leading police on a chase, according to KTVX.
“We at the Utah County Sheriff’s Office send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these two sweet boys. Their loss is a senseless tragedy and we can only imagine the grief that is now being carried by their families.”
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