Man accused of killing two kids in Eagle Mountain crash pleads not guilty
Aug 4, 2022, 4:23 PM | Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 11:20 am
(Utah County Sheriff's Office)
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has plead not guilty after he was accused of crashing into two young children and killing them. Kent Cody Barley, age 25, appeared in Fourth District Court before Judge Robert Lund in an arraignment hearing today.
He is facing three criminal charges, including manslaughter and drug possession.
Police said he was driving near 100 miles per hour near 2300 North and 1600 West in Eagle Mountain in May when he ran a stop sign. He then lost control and crashed through fences and a horse stable where 3-year-old Odin Jeffrey Ratliff and 3-year-old Hunter Charlie Jackson were playing. The crash killed both boys instantly.
The Deseret News reported, that Barlow was airlifted to Utah Valley Hospital following the crash. While in the hospital Barlow tested positive for methamphetamines.
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