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Arraignment for driver accused of killing two boys in Eagle Mountain on Wednesday

Jun 12, 2024, 1:17 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2024, 2:57 pm

Arraignment for driver, Kent Cody Barlow today...

Arraignment for driver, Kent Cody Barlow will be held June 11, 2024. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.)

(Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.)

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — The arraignment for the driver accused of killing of two 3-year-old boys when he lost control of his car in 2022 was expected to occur on Wednesday.

Court documents show Kent Cody Barlow was driving over 100 miles per hour when he crashed into Cedar Valley Stables. His blood work showed large amount of methamphetamine in his system. 

 The arraignment for driver, Kent Cody Barlow is scheduled for 1 p.m. this afternoon.

The boys were hit and killed instantly, on May 2,2022 when Barlow crashed through several fences at over 100 miles per hour. The boys, Odin Ratliff and Hunter Jackson, were playing in a corral outside Cedar Valley Stables in Eagle Mountain at the time. 

Barlow was originally charged with two accounts of man slaughter, but prosecution had the charges changed to two counts of first-degree murder under the theory of depraved indifference. 

Read more: Parents of boy killed in meth-fueled, high speed crash sue Utah state agencies

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Arraignment for driver accused of killing two boys in Eagle Mountain on Wednesday