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4 DIE, 1 FEARED DEAD IN HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS

Four people have died in motor-vehicle accidents over the weekend and another is presumed dead in an apparent drowning.

Traffic accidents also seriously injured three people, and searchers have rescued three hikers in distress.DEAD:

Lawrence Adams, 84, Vernal.

Larry McCurdy, about 20, Cedar City.

Richard Ray, 29, Moroni, Sanpete County.

The fourth victim, a 15-year-old Price boy, who died Friday in a recreational vehicle accident, remained unidentified Monday.

Carbon County Sheriff Jim Robertson refused to identify him, despite the fact that the victim's next-of-kin have been notified.

"I just don't want to release the name right now," said the sheriff. "That's all. We've still got some investigating to do."

Robertson said no foul play is suspected in the accident, which occurred about 10:20 p.m. Friday just north of Price.

According to Utah Highway Patrol dispatcher Diana Rice, Adams was a passenger in a car driven by Virginia Adams, 85, who lost control of the vehicle about 3:44 p.m. Sunday.

The car went off Fifth North near 32nd West in Vernal and crashed into a canal. Mr. Adams suffered massive chest injuries.

Mrs. Adams was taken to Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vernal and later transferred to St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, where she was in serious but stable condition Monday.

McCurdy was a passenger in a vehicle driven by John Steele, Wendover, who was driving on alternate road 93 near the Gold Hill turnoff in western Tooele County about 8:15 p.m. when he lost control as he attempted to turn onto a dirt road.

The vehicle rolled, killing McCurdy. Steele was taken to a Salt Lake hospital in serious condition, according to a dispatcher.

Ray's car was struck broadside by a car driven by Trinidad Chavez, 25, Mayfield, Sanpete County, at Straight Junction on U.S. 89 south of Mt. Pleasant.

Jenni Killpack, 14, Layton, remained in critical condition Monday in Primary Children's Medical Center after being struck by a car.

Killpack was struck by a southbound vehicle as she was walking on Fort Lane near 550 North about 3:50 p.m. Friday, a Layton police dispatcher said.

At Bullfrog Marina, searchers from the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary were planning a deep-water search for the body of a Salt Lake man.

Troy Nelson, 22, and several companions were diving Saturday afternoon in a Lake Powell canyon about 12 miles north of Bullfrog Marina. Nelson performed a back flip off a 70-foot cliff and disappeared.

National Park Service divers searched the area but cannot go below 110 feet, said Park Service spokeswoman Karen Whitney. Special equipment from Phoenix, Ariz., is being shipped to Lake Powell.

In other weekend incidents, the Summit County sheriff's office rescued a Salt Lake man who fell off a cliff while hiking on Haystack Mountain in the Uinta Mountains.

The victim, 23, whose name was not released, was rescued about 4 a.m. Monday and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, suffering a broken pelvis and wrist.

About 5 a.m. Sunday, the Utah County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team rescued two hikers who had become stranded on a ledge near Bridal Veil Falls.