A Draper man deliberately floored the gas of his pickup truck right before slamming into a family's vehicle in a fatal crash this month, police wrote in murder charges filed Monday.
Bill Robert Thompson, 44, was drinking when he got in an argument with two women who were at his house on May 8, police wrote. Thompson allegedly punched one of the women multiple times and then punched a neighbor who tried to intervene, police wrote. Thompson then sped away in his pickup truck. He had been drunk for a couple of days, one of the women told police.
A 16-year-old girl driving a Mini Cooper on Interstate 15 a few minutes later saw Thompson drive his truck past her in the emergency lane. The Mini Cooper and the pickup both exited I-15 at Bangerter Highway and drove north on Pony Express Road, which is a dead end, police wrote. The girl stopped the Mini Cooper to let the pickup make a U-turn; instead, Thompson rammed the driver's side door, laughed and sped away. police wrote.