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VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT IDENTIFIED

An Ogden man who died Friday afternoon in a automobile accident in Davis County has been identified as John D. Pruitt, 68.

Pruitt died when the southbound car he was driving swerved sharply to the left, crossed the median and skidded into oncoming traffic on I-15 near the U.S. 89 overpass.Dispatchers reported that the Pruitt vehicle veered abruptly "for no apparent reason," causing the vehicle to skid and then roll into the northbound lanes. A car driven by Bruce Tidwell, 38, Farmington, struck Pruitt's vehicle.

Pruitt's wife, Loise, 65, a passenger, suffered broken bones in the accident and was taken to Lakeview Hospital, where she was in stable condition. Tidwell was treated and released from the hospital.