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Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge

Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge

Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

April 30, 2010

SEVIER COUNTY, UT – A Sevier County sheriff’s deputy was killed when an out-of-control SUV slid into an accident scene he was investigating on central Utah’s Interstate 70 late Thursday.

Sgt. Franco Aguilar had arrived at the scene of an earlier accident on the Fish Creek Bridge where a Toyota Camry slid on the snowy highway and crashed into a concrete barrier. About 10:30 p.m., as Aguilar was gathering information from the driver, a westbound Chevrolet Suburban lost control and careened into the Toyota.

“At this time we do not know if Sgt. Aguilar was hit and thrown off the [bridge] structure or jumped trying to escape,” the sheriff’s department noted in a statement.

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Sgt. Franco Aguilar (Sevier County Sheriff's Department)

Aguilar’s body was found about 250 feet below the bridge.

He had reportedly celebrated his 36th birthday earlier Thursday.

Both the driver of the Suburban, identified as 18-year-old Corbin D. Mander of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and the driver of the Camry, identified as Mary D. Harland, 23, of Frisco, Colo., sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Sevier Valley Medical Center in Richfield where they were treated and later released.

No citations were issued, but the accidents remained under investigation Friday.


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    graytp

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    RIP Sarge

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    gofasted

    about 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    hey buddy im going to mess you so much. im not going to give up on me getting my test done. and become a officer like you want me to... all keep working on it buddy. all try what i can do to help youre family out. we are all going to miss you here in sevier county buddy. i love you bro. R.I.P

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    Jezziblue

    about 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    I hope this at least serves as a message to people that they need to slow down and take extra cautions on the roads when they see officers doing their jobs out there! ESPECIALLY on bridges and in weather conditions. This is such a sad and unnecessary loss. God bless Sgt. Aguilar's family and comfort them in their grief.

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    northgalaxy1

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    You find trouble where you'd least expect it sometimes- condolences to the family

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    Sig4Me

    about 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    Thank You for your service! may God be with your family RIP Brother!

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    P89Hydra

    about 4 years ago

    740 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    P89Hydra

    about 4 years ago

    740 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    MaineBP

    about 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    Love and support to your poor family after this tragic accident. This is something huge to have to live with Corbin, I hope your conscience is clear young man.

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    captainbud

    about 4 years ago

    420 Comments

    Rest in peace, brother. May God bless your family and friends.

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    MP247

    about 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    KB3MMX

    about 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    This is quite sad to hear, what a terrible way to go.

    RIP Sgt. Aguilar

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    PDRanger2

    about 4 years ago

    76 Comments

    My heart goes out to your family.... I have almost been smashed several times by impatient drivers while directing traffic at a TC svene.

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    TRMN8R

    about 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    Damn; this is just too sad. RIP, SGT. Sincere condolences to your family.

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    rdl2498

    about 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    R.I.P

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