An elderly Sandy couple who stepped out onto Seventh East died from injuries suffered in an auto-pedestrian accident Sunday, while an Ogden man was killed Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Logan.
Meanwhile, two other men were injured in separate accidents near Enoch, Iron County, and Fillmore.Dead:
John A. Leatherwood, 24, Ogden.
Lorraine "Sam" Thacker, 74, 10697 S. Seventh East.
Lois Thacker, 70, 10697 S. Seventh East.
Leatherwood died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel road between Avon and Liberty and struck a pickup truck head-on, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Trooper Lee Pyper said the victim was northbound when he apparently lost control of the motorcycle and hit a truck driven by Gary Pierce, 20, West Valley City. The victim was taken to Logan Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the highway patrol said.
In Sandy, Lorraine "Sam" Thacker, 74, 10697 S. Seventh East, and his wife, Lois, 70, died after the collision 10 p.m. Saturday, said Sandy Officer Al Nortz.
"It appeared that they were walking from their house" to a grocery store across the street when they stepped onto the southbound lanes and were struck by a vehicle, Nortz said.
"The vehicle didn't even have time to stop" to avoid hitting the couple, he said.
The man was pronounced dead at Alta View Hospital, Nortz said, while the woman died after being airlifted to University Hospital.
No further information was available, the officer said, although witnesses said the driver of the vehicle that struck the couple was not exceeding the posted 45 mph speed limit.
Todd McMullen, 23, Minersville, Beaver County, remained in critical condition Monday morning at Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City with injuries suffered in a Saturday rollover.
The highway patrol said McMullin was southbound on U-130 when he apparently failed to see another southbound vehicle making a left turn onto Blue Sky Drive. He hit his brakes and swerved but still sideswiped the other vehicle and rolled.
McMullin and three passengers were ejected, but none of the passengers was injured. The driver of the turning vehicle also was uninjured.
Another Saturday rollover north of Holden, Millard County, injured 27-year-old Michael Hildreth, but he was discharged Sunday from the Fillmore Community Medical Medical Hospital.