Ashleigh Best, 35, killed in crash after repo agent chases her at high speeds in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Modified Date: 
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:27pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Woman killed after car repo attempt turns into high-speed chase

The agent, 49-year-old Kenneth Drew, arrived at the Pleasant Grove address around midnight Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Britt Smith with Pleasant Grove Police Department. A verbal argument took place when the Drew, who works for a private repossession company, contacted 35-year-old Ashleigh Best in an attempt to repossess the car, Smith said. 

Pleasant Grove woman dies in crash while fleeing repo man, police say

"I've never, in my 15 years of law enforcement, I've never seen a repo agent be this aggressive. I've never seen anything like it," Smith said.

Kenneth Drew, 49, of American Fork, an employee of On Demand Repos, was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of manslaughter.

 

GoFundMe: Ashleigh Holloway Best's Funeral

Last night the world lost a shining star as my beautiful sister in law's life was cut short suddenly and tragically in a car accident. Her husband lost his best friend, his lover, his soulmate and his reason for existing. Her three children lost their beautiful devoted mother.  Her mother lost her only daughter and very best friend. Her brother lost his twin. Our families lost a piece of our souls. A tragedy that should never have happened.  Our hearts are inexplicably broken.  

My brother and his family recently relocated from Jacksonville, Florida to Pleasant Grove, Utah. They moved out here to be with my parents and our family. It took all the money they had to make the move. Please join me in helping my baby brother pay for the funeral expenses for his sweetheart. Any donation, big or small, will help with this overwhelmnig financial burden he now faces. If you cannot donate, please join me in wrapping your arms around him and his children and lifting them up in spirit, thoughts, and prayers. 

Repo man charged with manslaughter in Pleasant Grove woman's death

Kenneth Drew, 49, of American Fork, an employee of On Demand Repos, was charged in 4th District Court with manslaughter, a second-degree felony.

Repo man sentenced in death of woman whose car he was taking back

A Utah repossession agent accused of forcing a woman off the road, leading to a fatal crash while trying to take back her car was sentenced Tuesday to one to 15 years in prison.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Ashleigh Holloway Best
Kenneth Drew
Roadway: 
North 100 East

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