A California man died Sunday after his truck was rear-ended near St. George by a car traveling 102 mph. On Saturday, a Clear-field man was killed while walking across a Layton street, and a single-car rollover killed a Cedar City man south of Page, Ariz.
Killed were:Jack Gray, 35, Lake Elsinore, Calif.;
Floyd Altaha Jr., 18, Clearfield.
Kevin William Lewis, 18, Cedar City.
Gray was a passenger in a truck traveling south on I-15 Sunday when a 1991 Chevrolet Beretta rear-ended the vehicle. A Washington County deputy, traveling north on I-15, had spotted the car immediately before it struck Gray's truck and clocked it at 102 mph, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
The 3 a.m. collision forced the truck off the road, causing it to roll and the Chevrolet car to slide through the median and across the northbound lanes of traffic.
Gray, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the truck as it rolled and sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, Ian Crossland, 38, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., was treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the car, Rory Davis, 18, St. George, also hadn't worn a seat belt, but was saved from serious injury by an airbag, according to the UHP.
The accident remained under investigation Monday.
- Altaha was killed in Layton about midnight Saturday while walking across Main Street.
According to witnesses, a 1994 Jeep Cherokee driven by Richard Winward, Layton, was approaching the intersection of Main and Antelope Drive on a green light when Altaha, whose light was red, walked in front of the vehicle. The Jeep slammed into Altaha, throwing him in the air and across the intersection.
- Lewis died Saturday after the Datsun pickup he was riding in rolled about 10:45 a.m. on U.S. 89, 15 miles south of Page, Ariz.
Of the truck's two passengers, it is unknown who was driving, investigators said.
James Randall Figueira, also 18, Fremont, Calif., was admitted to a Flagstaff hospital with multiple fractures and internal injuries.