Boy dies in ATV accident near Monticello

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DRAPER -- A 7-year-old Draper boy has died after his ATV collided with a dump truck.

Landon Woodbury was riding ATVs with his 12-year-old sister on a family farm near Monticello around 5:30 p.m. Thursday when he ran into a dump truck carrying gravel. The boy was propelled headfirst into the truck. He was wearing a helmet but still suffered serious brain injury.

He was rushed to two hospitals before ultimately being transferred to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he passed away.

His father, Spencer Woodbury, tells the Salt Lake Tribune he was doing what he loved to do the most. He called it an "unfortunate accident." Landon's grandfather, Douglas Woodbury, called the boy "just the most loving, kind little kid."

San Juan County sheriff's deputies say rain and speed may have been factors in the crash.


Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Andrew Adams


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast