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2 dead after rollover crash near Moab


MOAB, Utah (ABC4) – Two have died following a vehicle rollover near Moab Saturday afternoon.

On April 17, Grand County dispatch received a 911 call in regards to a vehicle rollover on the Moab Rim Jeep Trail around 1:35 p.m.

As crews arrived on scene, emergency personnel located two subjects who had been involved in the vehicle crash.

According to the team, the victims were both pronounced dead on scene.

Officials have identified the driver as 56-year-old Brian Peters of Peoria, Arizona, and the passenger as 47-year-old Jason Chapman of Phoenix, Arizona.

Investigators said that the two men crashed after completing an obstacle known as “Devil’s Crack.”

Once the men completed the obstacle, they got out of their vehicle to help others complete it, a news release said.

The men got back into the vehicle, witnesses told investigators that they heard a loud “pop.”The vehicle then rolled backwards towards a cliff and tumbled over the edge.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. May you find peace through this time…Thank you to the several agencies which responded to assist; Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County EMS, and the Utah Highway Patrol.”

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