"It was a friend of hers," Perry recalls. "She said, ‘What happened to my friend? We were talking on the phone and all the sudden she screamed and that’s the last I heard and the phone went dead.’ So I had to tell her over the phone that her friend had been killed."
Cellphone Ban for Teen Drivers
A few years ago, state Rep. Lee Perry — who is also a Utah Highway Patrol lieutenant — was investigating an accident that killed a young driver. She had been talking on a cellphone during a snowstorm, lost control and rolled her car. He picked the cellphone off the ground near the accident scene when it began ringing.