Returned Missionary Killed in Carjacking Crash in Utah

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CENTERVILLE, Utah — Authorities have identified the returned missionary killed after two carjackings over the weekend as well as the two suspects.

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The victim, 21-year-old Jazmyn Jeppson of Farmington, Utah was killed after police say a suspect in two carjackings crashed into her in Centerville, Utah while running from police Monday afternoon.

Officers said she died when 27-year-old Anthony Cruz hit her after allegedly committing two carjackings.

Police said the situation started at about 4:30 p.m. when Kaysville officers were called to a carjacking at Mutton Hollow, west of Fairfield Road.

Officers were told a man and woman forcibly carjacked a driver in a maroon Mazda 6 and authorities went to work finding the suspects. The couple with the car told the officer they ran out of gas. Minutes later a Unified officer on his way to work saw a maroon Mazda 6 stopped on I-15 southbound at about Lund Lane in Centerville.

Officials say the officer was not aware of the carjacking report but thought the stop was suspicious.

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Authorities said, at some point, the woman, 22-year-old Michelle Vigil,  jumped from the car on the freeway.

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