Sarah Frei, a 17-year-old Syracuse teenager, critically injured in the July 30, 2020, crash in Logan Canyon. She is paralyzed from the waist down. She has also had both legs amputated and remains hospitalized.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers claim Andersen was driving a Dodge truck northeast through Logan Canyon, US-89, on the night of July 30. Near milepost 468, the truck began to skid and lose control, veering into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a blue Kia.
Brooke Watson, was in the front passenger seat of the car. During an interview, she recalled how the four teens had been at Bear Lake and were talking with each other during the drive home. Suddenly, they saw a white truck coming around the corner “superfast on two wheels.”
“First thing I remember was Taevey [Davis] yelling my name and making sure I was okay,” said Watson. “My seat was all the way forward and my head was against the windshield. [Davis] told me, ‘I didn’t look good.’ I looked at her leg and it was swollen. I told her, ‘Taevey your leg doesn’t look good.’ She was in lots of pain. I looked back and saw Josh [Harrison] was not in the car. I turned further behind me and I saw Sarah. She had blood all over her face and was in lots of pain, complaining about her stomach and back.”
Troopers suspect Andersen was heavily intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was also travelling well above the speed limit.
Watson didn’t see Andersen after the crash. She remembers trying to figure out what happened to her and the others, as passing motorists stopped to help.
The car was all smoky and I just knew no one was okay.
“I just remember thinking, this just happened to me and my friends. I was just so scared for us. The car was all smoky and I just knew no one was okay. It was a really scary feeling.”