PROMONTORY, Utah — Box Elder County officials have identified the man who was killed during an off-highway vehicle rollover while working in the Promontory area Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said 69-year-old William Dwaine Kossman was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived at the scene.
According to a statement from the Utah Division of State Parks, a ranger was called to help with the investigation after the incident near Promontory Road. As the ranger arrived on the scene, he received another call about a half mile away about a similar event.
The other individual involved in the similar incident was airlifted to Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital where officials said he remains in stable condition.
Both men were working as seasonal employees for Box Elder County’s Weed Control Department, according to the statement.
Box Elder County Deputy Attorney Anne K. Hansen said the incident took place while the crew was spraying for noxious weeds. The employees were in the same general vicinity, but were not working near each other. It is suspected that the two employees were both involved in rollover accidents while operating UTVs.
A representative with Utah Division of State Parks said, “The Utah Division of State Parks extends our condolences to William Dwaine Kossman’s friends and family impacted by this tragedy.”