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Teenager dies after decorative post falls on her in West Bountiful

May 23, 2023, 9:34 PM | Updated: May 24, 2023, 7:05 am

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A Davis County teenager died Tuesday after a decorative post fell on her at a home in West Bountiful.

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A 16-year-old female died Tuesday afternoon after a decorative post tipped over and crushed her, according to West Bountiful police.

The incident happened in the area of the 800 West block of Heritage Point Lane just after 1:30 p.m.

Police say the victim was visiting with friends at the time of the accident. The victim was transported to Lakeview Hospital. However, the victim passed away a short time later.

Police say no foul play is suspected. Rather, police say it was a “very, very tragic accident.”

The Viewmont High School administration issued the following statement:

“Our hearts are heavy following the sudden death of one of our students. The student was celebrating the end of school with friends and classmates when the tragic accident occurred.  “We are deeply saddened for family, friends, classmates, and staff members who are affected by this untimely loss.”

The Davis School District says their crisis response team will be available today for students and staff who may be struggling. Classes will not be held. 

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Teenager dies after decorative post falls on her in West Bountiful