Police: Speed was a factor in Vineyard Fatal Crash

VINEYARD, UT – On January 17, 2021, a few minutes before 1:30 PM. Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in Vineyard were dispatched to a report of a single car rollover.

The person who reported the crash told dispatchers they believed the driver may have died in the crash. When Deputies arrived at the scene of the crash they determined the driver was the sole occupant and did, in fact, die in the crash.

The driver, McKay Guy Madsen, 27, of Lindon, was driving a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at high speed west bound at the intersection of 400 East 1600 North in Vineyard, a couple of blocks west of Geneva Road.

This is an industrial business park near the north end of the old Geneva Steel property. Evidence at the scene showed that Madsen drifted to his left across the opposite travel lane, hit a curb, hit a large boulder, then hit a berm which caused the Jeep to roll several times.

Madsen appears to have died immediately in the crash.

Debris from the Jeep and automotive fluids were spread over several hundred feet. There is no evidence at this time to suggest impairment was a factor, but excessive speed clearly contributed to the outcome of this crash.