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Court record: Man accused of killing 6 in horrible crash has history to drive with alcohol

SALT LAKE CITY &#821 1; The man accused of killing six people while driving full on US 40 has a…

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1; The man accused of killing six people while driving full on US 40 has a story to drive drunk and with open containers dating back 20 years, according to court record.

Jamie Don McKenzie, 41, of Heber City, was arrested for investigation of six bills of car killings, two bills of causing serious injuries when they drove intoxicated, had an opening container in a vehicle, ruthless driving, insecure lane travel and speed .

Just before noon on Friday, McKenzie drove a big dump when it “crossed the median and rolled over the cable barrier” and broadened a Dodge Ram pickup truck according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Three people were discarded from the pickup. The other three were still in the pickup when the dumper came and rested on top of his vehicle and crushed the cab. All six people were killed in battle, according to UHP.

“The injuries that caused their death were so severe that their identities are still trying to be determined,” the police wrote in a Wasatch County Jail Booking Report.

As on Sunday, the only victim identified was Efrain O. Cardenas, 62, Salt Lake City.

Two other women suffered broken legs when their Jeep was cut by the dump and rolled off the road’s shoulder, will rest up and down.

A driver who stood behind the tipper said that McKenzie “swung across all lanes and lap (70-75 mph)” before the crash according to the report.

After the crash, Troopers found an open bottle of liquid and an open beer, says the report.

McKenzie, who drove a truck with a Heber City construction company logo on the door, told soldiers that he took a dirt fee to Brown’s Canyon. He said he knew he had been in a crash, but he did not remember details.

After being released from the hospital, McKenzie was arrested. When he was transported to jail, Jamie told me he had been drinking alcohol last night and had no alcohol today. I asked him what kind of alcohol he was drinking and he said whiskey. I asked him about the open containers of alcohol in the truck we found and he said they were in his lunchbox but he had not had lunch today, “the arresting officer wrote in his report.

According to court records, McKenzie has a story to be pulled over and ticketed for various traffic crimes, including just four days before the deadly crash.

On Monday he was quoted by Heber City police to follow another vehicle too close and cause an accident, according to court record.

In October .9, McKenzie accused guilty of assaults and intoxication in a domestic casualty incident, according to court record. A referee ordered McKenzie during the verdict to “complete an evaluation of alcohol / drug abuse (and) follow any recommended treatment”, according to court record. also ordered to complete an anger management class.

According to a Wasatch County Jail Booking Report from that event, arrested arrested the man that McKenzie “was extremely drunk, he had blood-sore eyes, blurred speech, his balance was turned off and he smelled very strongly of an alcoholic drink. “

On July 28, he was quoted by a state park and recreation officer in Wasatch County to have an open container in his vehicle, court record permit.

Year 2013 McKenize

In 2012 he was due to intoxication but Heber City later filed prosecution and case dropped, court record state.


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In 2002, McKenzie took another ground for abuse in another household-related incident, court record state. A judge ordered him at that

In a separate case, he was charged with seven bills of sexual exploitation of a minor in 2002. He accused of two bills, the second degree’s felonies, and sentenced to 270 days In prison.

In 1998, McKenzie was sentenced to deliver alcohol to minors, in another of having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and a third case of having an open container according to court record.

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