Utah's outdoor recreation community was in mourning Wednesday after learning that Department of Wildlife Resources Sgt. Keith Fullenkamp had died in a Wyoming traffic accident.
Fullenkamp, of South Weber, was driving home from a hunting trip in Colorado about 1 p.m. Tuesday when he collided head-on with a semi-trailer rig on Wyoming Highway 789, about 15 miles north of the southcentral Wyoming town of Baggs.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend said the 37-year-old Fullenkamp's 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck was northbound when the southbound semi, driven by 54-year-old Gerald Nakai of Craig, Colo., crossed the center line.
Fullenkamp attempted to avoid the big rig by driving onto the northbound shoulder, but the two vehicles still collided. The semi caught fire and became fully involved in flames after the crash, but Nakai escaped with non-life threatening injuries.