CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

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
Kent Cody Barlow pleaded not guilty to three criminal charges Aug. 4....
Two children died in May, following an Eagle Mountain car crash when a vehicle lost control and crashed into a corral where they were playing. On Tuesday, a judge ruled statements made by the suspect Kent Cody Barlow will not be kept private. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)
(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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