PROMONTORY - June 22, 2022
One man is dead and another has been injured following two separate off-highway vehicle accidents Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 21, a Utah State Parks law enforcement ranger was called to assist in the investigation of an off-highway vehicle accident that had occurred that afternoon near Promontory Road. While the ranger was responding to the area, at about 1:40 p.m., he received a second call to assist at another ongoing OHV accident approximately a half-mile away from the first accident’s location.
Both individuals involved in these accidents were working as seasonal employees for Box Elder County’s Weed Control Department.
The seasonal worker involved in the first accident was airlifted to Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Unfortunately, the individual involved in the second accident, 69-year-old William Dwaine (Frenchy) Kossman, of Honeyville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of the two are believed to have been wearing helmets at the time of the accidents.
These two incidents remain under investigation at this time.