According to investigators, a college soccer player was killed in a head-on collision on a slippery Utah roadway.
On Saturday, October 22, Lauren Bradshaw, 18, was driving a Toyota Corolla eastbound on SR-6 in the rain and snow near Soldier Summit when, according to a news release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, she veered into the opposing lane.
Bradshaw was killed instantly when the automobile struck a pickup truck pulling a “fifth-wheel camper,” according to the press statement. According to the university’s athletics website, Bradshaw attended Utah State University Eastern and played on the women’s soccer team.
In a Facebook post from the USU Eastern Soccer Team on October 24, they said of Lauren, “Lauren was the sweetest of hearts who could light up the room in an instant.” Such a good and sincere individual.
Others who commented on the post on Facebook referred to Bradshaw as “a beautiful young woman.”
One Facebook user commented, “Lauren was charming and cheerful to everyone around her.”
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In a post on Utah State Eastern Athletics’ Facebook page on October 24, the university’s athletic director, Jess Brinkerhoff, referred to Bradshaw as “an excellent member” of the soccer squad.
Brinkerhoff wrote in the post, “We are grieved by this heartbreaking news and pray that solace can be found as we come together as a department and university.
Several blue, purple, and white balloons were released into the air to honour Bradshaw’s life by friends, coaches, teammates, and students, as shown in a video shared by Utah State Eastern Athletics on Facebook on Tuesday, October 25.
According to the university’s athletics website, Bradshaw played soccer at Skyridge High School in Lehi before enrolling at Utah State University Eastern.
The athletics website states, “during her freshman year, they won the state championship, and her senior year, they made it to the state finals.”
According to the athletics website, Bradshaw enjoyed baking and “pretty much anything outside” in addition to soccer. Despite not choosing a major, Bradshaw was confident she wanted to “start her own clothing company and had an interest in radiography.”
About 90 miles to the southeast of Salt Lake City is Soldier Summit.
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