MOAB — A man died Friday night after his car was struck near the La Sal Mountain Loop, according to officials.
Olaf Henry Gerhard Bortfeld, 54, of Hude, Germany, was attempting to turn onto U.S. Highway 191 from the La Sal Mountain Loop Road when he pulled in front of a Ford F-350 and was struck on the driver's side of his vehicle.
Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Winward said the F-350 was driving behind a dump truck and it appears Bortfeld did not see the second vehicle. Winward said there is no indication that alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Bortfeld was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, Winward said.