Mt. Pleasant man dies in
auto accident in Payson
By Robert Stevens
PAYSON—A Mt. Pleasant man died in a fatal car accident in Payson last Thursday.
According to Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), John C. Evans, 74, of Mt. Pleasant died from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident at 7 p.m. last Thursday, two hours after the wreck.
UHP officials say the accident occurred at 5 p.m. when Evan’s Lincoln sedan merged onto southbound I-15 from 800 South. The Lincoln, driven by Evan’s wife, drifted left, and overcorrected with a hard right swerve, ultimately sending it into the far left lane.
A pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer impacted with the Lincoln during the mishap, causing the sedan to spin and hit a minivan. After hitting the minivan, the Lincoln came to a stop on the left shoulder, crumpled together with the minivan.
UHP officials say the injuries were initially thought to be not life-threatening.
However, after crews separated the two vehicles, emergency responders discovered the couple’s condition had deteriorated.
Evans, who was the passenger in the sedan, died from his injuries a short while later in the hospital.