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Utah man, 28, dies after falling out of Jeep

A man died Monday after falling out of the back of a Jeep and hitting his head near Beaver on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, according to officials.
A man died Monday after falling out of the back of a Jeep and hitting his head near Beaver on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, according to officials.
Utah Highway Patrol

BEAVER — A West Valley City man died Monday after falling out of the back of a Jeep and hitting his head, according to officials.

Nicholas J. Demas, 28, and another man were standing on a "homemade rack" on the back of the Jeep, which was traveling west on state Route 153 near Beaver when a strap attached to the roll cage of the vehicle broke, Utah Highway Patrol reported. Demas fell from the vehicle, UHP said.

First responders performed CPR on Demas but he was pronounced dead at the scene, UHP said.

Officials said the men had been bow hunting mule deer.

Correction: A previous version incorrectly stated both men fell from the Jeep. Nicholas Demas was the only person who fell from the vehicle.