A Salt Lake man, injured in a collision that claimed the life of another Utahn Thursday morning near Ely, was in serious but stable condition Saturday at University Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Anthony Troy Rohovit, 24, was the driver of a car that collided head-on with a pickup truck on Nylia Road, about 10 miles south of U.S. 6 and about 60 miles west of Ely.Rohovit received chest and head injuries, facial lacerations and right leg fractures, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital.
Arthur L. Fairclough, 18, son of Larry and Rolayne Fairclough, Salt Lake City, a passenger in the Rohovit vehicle, died in an ambulance en route to a hospital in Ely, according to the Nye County sheriff's office.
A sheriff's dispatcher said Saturday the accident occurred when Rohovit attempted to pass a semitrailer truck and his vision became obscured by heavy dust on the road.
Mrs. Fairclough said her son had been working in the remote area with Rohovit, who has a movie making company. She said she understands the two were traveling to the community of Currant, Nev., to get a tire repaired when the accident occurred.
Fairclough was an East High School graduate and was scheduled to begin classes Wednesday at Westminster College.