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Motor vehicle accidents claimed five lives during the Memorial Day weekend, including a 5-year-old Cache County boy who ran a stop sign on his bicycle and was hit by a semitrailer truck.

A 15-year-old boy who was killed Friday in an all-terrain-vehicle accident was identified Monday, and a swimming accident on Bullfrog Marina presumably claimed the life of a 22-year-old man.-Trevor Hardman, 5, Mendon, Cache County.

-Christopher Sanchez, 15, Price.

-Lawrence Adams, 84 Vernal.

-Larry McCurdy, 20, Cedar City

-Richard Ray, 29, Moroni, Sanpete County

Hardman was dead on arrival at Logan Regional Hospital with injuries suffered in the 12:05 p.m. Monday accident, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

Hardman was riding his bicycle on U-23 at 53rd South down a hill, went through a stop sign and was struck by the truck, the patrol said. The truck driver, Danny K. Frandsen, 35, Richmond, Cache County, told troopers he was unable to avoid hitting the boy.

Authorities Monday identified the victim of an all-terrain-vehicle accident as Sanchez, who was riding his three-wheeler in the hills north of Price when he lost control of the machine and it rolled over on top of him, said Carbon County Sheriff Jim Robertson.

Sanchez was pronounced dead at Castleview Hospital in Price from injuries suffered in the 10:20 p.m. Friday accident, Robertson said.

Adams died from massive head injuries suffered in a 3:44 p.m. Sunday crash near 32nd West in Vernal. The driver of the vehicle, Virginia Adams, 85, was in serious but stable condition Tuesday in St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City.

Another passenger in a Tooele County accident died when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle. McCurdy died when driver John Steele of Wendover failed to negotiate a turn on a dirt road near the Gold Hill turnoff.

Steele, 24, was in critical condition Tuesday with multiple bone fractures and head injuries in University Hospital.

Ray died when his car collided broadside with another vehicle on U.S. 89 south of Mt. Pleasant, the patrol said.

Special equipment was shipped to Bullfrog on Monday to help National Park Service divers look for Troy Nelson, 22. Nelson did a back flip off a 70-foot cliff on Lake Powell and did not resurface.