As some of the family is already aware, my brother Kody was in an accident yesterday on I-15. My explanation of what happened might not be entirely accurate, it's just what I've heard from my other family members, and Kody and his wife Brianna. He was travelling on the south end of the valley, going north on I-15 around 10600 S., and a cement truck full of cement crashed right into the back of him, causing his truck to hit the vehicle in front of him, and another one in front of that one. I don't know if traffic was slowing down or why he slammed into him, but Kody seems to remember maybe slowing down or he could have even been totally stopped. Kody says he doesn't remember the accident at all, or even seeing the truck coming or anything. He just remembers waking up in the hospital and really trying to make an effort to just concentrate. He has a concussion and a neck brace, and had to have a cut on the back of his head stapled shut. He was wearing his seat belt. The airbag didn't deploy, (we don't know why). The man driving the cement truck might have been on drugs or alcohol, but I don't know that for sure yet either. I was told the drivers of the other cars are okay, and Kody is the only one still in the hospital. My sister Season told me the cement truck shouldn't have even been on the road because it hadn't passed inspection. Tyrel is Season's husband, and Kody's boss, so he has been getting this info since the truck Kody was driving was the company truck.
Kody is still in the hospital today, and might go home tonight or tomorrow morning. They said he has no broken bones (a miracle!). Kody says the worst part is his upper neck and the accident kind of "accordianed" his neck out, and it's really sore.
I'm so grateful it wasn't worse. It's hard to believe he could have died yesterday. We love you Kody!!
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