Four Family Members Killed in Highway 40 Accident

Four Family Members Killed in Highway 40 Accident

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ROOSEVELT, Utah (AP) -- Four members of a Duchesne County family were killed Monday night when their car skidded on slushy U.S. 40 near Strawberry Reservoir and was struck by another vehicle.

Bruce and Sandra Hunt and two of their adult sons were killed in the crash.

The Hunts were about to send their fifth child, son Tyler, to a Mormon church mission in Brazil when their car crashed on their way to the Salt Lake Valley. The family's most recently returned missionary, Bryson, was also in the vehicle. All four died.

The Hunts' car collided with another vehicle on U.S. 40 near Strawberry Reservoir, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Doug McCleve said.

All four were killed at the scene, Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Bergin said.

The family was headed to spend the night with a daughter in Draper before putting Tyler on a Tuesday plane to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Missionary Training Center in Brazil.

Passengers in the other vehicle were examined for possible minor injuries, the highway patrol said.

Funeral services are being planned for both Roosevelt and Enterprise, where Sandra Hunt grew up. The Hunts and their children will be buried in Enterprise, said Sandra Hunt's mother, Marie Pollock.

The Hunts have four other children. Three are grown and either married or away at college. Another son, 14-year-old Trevor, was staying with friends in Roosevelt Monday night when the accident happened.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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