Santaquin Police Officer hit and killed by Semi Driver.


May 5, 2024

Santaquin Police Officer hit and killed by Semi Driver.

Santaquin, UT — On May 5, 2024 at 5:56 AM,  UHP Richfield Office received a 911 call about an individual standing on the back of a semi trailer as it was traveling Northbound.  A Santaquin Officer and a UHP Trooper located the semi in the area of I-15 Mile 244 around 6:27 AM and conducted a traffic stop. 

During the  traffic stop the driver of the semi fled and drove northbound a short distance, turned around the wrong way, then struck the Santquin Officer, his vehicle, and a UHP patrol vehicle. The Santaquin Officer died on scene after being struck by the semi.  

The semi driver fled on foot and it is believed he has stolen multiple vehicles and is still at large and is possibly armed and dangerous.  

It is believed the suspect is in a stolen White Ford F150 truck with Utah Plate 2D7TR.  This vehicle was reported stolen out of Sanpete County.

The suspect is identified as 41 year old Michael Aaron Jayne.  The suspect was located in the Vernal, Utah area and after a short pursuit crashed the stolen  vehicle and was taken into custody. 


Lt. Cory Slaymaker

Spanish Fork Police Department


801.361.6599 (C)