Boy dies in semi-truck accident in Duchesne

By Jessica Miller

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: March 6, 2013 12:16PM
Updated: March 6, 2013 11:08PM

An 11-year-old boy died Wednesday in Duchesne after a semi-trailer hit him.

Dennis “DJ” John Wayne Weaver was riding his bicycle on the southbound shoulder of State Road 87 just north of Duchesne. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, two semis were traveling south on the road, one following the other. About 7:30 a.m., after the first truck passed Dennis, he rode into the lane of travel, in front of the second truck. UHP reports that the driver could not avoid the boy, and struck him.

The boy received CPR at the scene and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An earlier report placed Dennis’ age at 10. The boy’s identity and age were confirmed by his father, who also is named Dennis Weaver. No citations were issued in the accident.


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