Vernal woman dies in Duchesne County while being transported by Uintah County MPs

Ambulance. File photo: Gephardt Daily / Monico Garza / SLCScanner

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – A woman transported through Duchesne County by Deputies of the Uintah County Sheriff died in custody, a statement from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office said.

The woman was Erica Marquez from spring.

“The Duchesne County Sheriff’s MPs responded to an emergency on Highway 40 near Myton in the early hours of Saturday, September 25, 2021, which ultimately”
led to the death of a Vernal woman, ”says the DCSO statement.

“The woman, 38-year-old Erica Marquez, had had a medical exam early that evening at the Ashley Regional Medical Center. She was transported by ARMC to a behavioral medicine facility in Utah County by the Deputies of the Uintah County Sheriff as required by law.

“When MPs noticed the woman had a medical problem near Myton, they immediately stopped her vehicle and began providing assistance, including resuscitation,” the statement said. “An ambulance was called to the scene, but rescue workers were unable to resuscitate the woman.”

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is working with the State Bureau of Investigations on the case and hopes to receive more information soon, the statement said.

“Marquez’s body was sent to the coroner’s office for examination. This is an open investigation and Duchesne County Sheriff Travis Tucker says no further information will be released pending autopsy results. “

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