ST. GEORGE — Two women died over Labor Day weekend in a fiery Utility Task Vehicle accident at the Sand Flats Recreation Area east of Moab.
Just before 4 p.m. Friday, emergency crews responded to the report of a UTV engulfed in flames near the obstacle known as Tip-Over Challenge on the Hell’s Revenge Trail, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
When authorities arrived, they found the UTV – a Polaris Ranger – still fully-engulfed in flames, officials said.
The two occupants inside the Polaris UTV were deceased.
Officials identified the driver of the UTV as 28-year-old Destiny Dixon, of Prescott, Arizona, and the passenger as 51-year-old Debbie Swann, of Apache Junction, Arizona, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Their bodies were transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Bureau of Land Management describes the Hell’s Revenge Trail as “a six and one half mile roller coaster ride across the slickrock fins east of the town of Moab. It is extremely difficult, and recommended only for very experienced drivers with advanced equipment.”
Tip-Over Challenge is a brief rock hill with a sandy base that requires tight maneuvering.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, Grand County Search and Rescue and Moab Fire Department responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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