Utah State Parks Blog

Name Released of Teen Who Died In UTV Accident

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is releasing the name of the teenager who died Wednesday following a UTV accident in the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area adjacent to Sand Hollow State Park.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. park rangers responded to the sand dunes within the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area after receiving reports of a UTV crash involving a family from Colorado.

Malachi King-Castro, a 13-year-old from the Denver area, was a back seat passenger inside the UTV when the accident occurred. While he was wearing his seatbelt, he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He is not believed to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

We do not believe other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extends our condolences to the friends and family impacted by this incident. 

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