Boy Scout troop leader killed in collision in Juab County

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UPDATED 2:22 PM SUNDAY 

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old Carl W. Clark from Salem, Utah. The scout group was traveling back to Lehi, Utah from the Boulders when the accident occurred, according to Utah Highway Patrol. 

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JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A 78-year-old man died and one boy was flown by Life Flight to a nearby hospital to be treated for neck injuries after a car collision near the Juab-Millard County line on Saturday afternoon. 

The van was traveling northbound around mile marker 194, one-quarter mile north of the Juab Millard County Line and a 2005 Ford Excursion was pulling a thirty-four-foot camp trailer. A boy scout group, including two leaders and five scouts, were in the Excursion. 

“The trailer being towed began to sway and the Excursion and the trailer left the roadway and traveled into the median,” said Utah Highway Patrol. “The trailer became detached from the Excursion and rolled onto its right side.”

The Excursion rolled multiple times. One of the scouts who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected, but only suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, a 78-year-old male, was wearing a seat belt, but sustained significant injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. One other scout sustained neck injuries and was transported by medical helicopter. The other occupants in the vehicle were all wearing seat belts and only suffered minor injuries, but they were all transported to Central Valley Medical Center as a precaution. 

This story will be updated as information is made available. 

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