Perry man dies in Utah traffic crash

awomack@macon.comAugust 18, 2013 

A 69-year-old Perry man died in a Friday afternoon multi-car crash about 30 miles south of Moab, Utah, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Arthur Loewen was one of three people killed in the crash that involved four vehicles. Linda Loewen, 67, also of Perry, was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., along with an Oklahoma woman who also was traveling in the car, according to a highway patrol news release.

Loewen was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon. The Oklahoma woman was listed in stable condition, according to a hospital spokesman.

Authorities have said a Nissan Maxima was traveling south on State Route 191 at about 3 p.m. when it tried to pass a semi truck in a no passing zone. The Nissan struck a northbound Hyundai Azera. As the Nissan spun out of control, a Cadillac DTS driven by Linda Loewen struck the passenger door, according to the release.

A Toyota Camry was struck by flying debris.

A 27-year-old woman and 54-year-old man, both from Texas, traveling in the Nissan were killed, according to the release.

The cause of the crash has not been released. The use of alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the release.

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