Family mourns the loss of teenage son hit by truck in Summit County

Jan 18, 2023, 4:00 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2023, 1:06 pm

COALVILLE, Summit County — No matter how many writers Hallmark has in its sympathy division, it is still tough to put into words exactly how Briana Jones feels.

“It is the little things,” Jones said. “It is hard to know how to reply to people when you’re going through something.”

When that something is the loss of your teenage son, there are no words.

“I know we have lots of memories and we have done lots of things,” she said. “But you think of all the things you wish you would have done.”

Even still, Zander Jones, Briana’s son, did a lot in his 14 years. He loved electronics, video games and cars.

“Oh, he loved cars,” she said. “He could tell you so much information about cars.”

Zander also loved to ride motorcycles and ATVs. If they went fast, he was all about it.

“He loved four-wheelers, and he was doing what he loved when he passed away,” she said with tears in her eyes.

On Thursday, Jan. 12, Zander and a friend stopped alongside Echo Road in Summit County, between Echo and Henefer, to call his mom as it was getting dark. He shut off his four-wheeler, which turned off its light. A truck driver passing by didn’t see him until it was too late.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said the truck driver is cooperating with the investigation, but it appears to be just a tragic accident.

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