Man dies while riding Jeep, hunting mule deer in Beaver County

A man was pronounced dead after he fell off the back of a Jeep while hunting late Monday night, according to Utah Highway Patrol. (Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol)

(KUTV) -- A man was pronounced dead after he fell off the back of a Jeep while hunting late Monday night, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

The deceased has been identified as Nicholas J Demas, 28, of West Valley City.

A silver Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on state route 153 near milepost 21 in Beaver County around 10:35 p.m.

The two passengers were standing on a homemade rack on the back of the Jeep while bow hunting mule deer.

While they were traveling, a single strap/handle that was attached to the roll cage of the Jeep broke, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

Demas fell off the back of the vehicle.

When he fell, he hit is head on the pavement.

CPR was initiated on scene by first responders.

A Life Flight helicopter also responded to the scene.

Demas, however, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Utah Highway Patrol.



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