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Crash kills son, grandson of former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter

The rollover wreck happened north of Cedar City.

A son and grandson of former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter died this week after a rollover crash near Cedar City.

The crash happened early Sunday, when a pickup truck rolled off Interstate 15 north of Cedar City, the St. George News reported. Around 7 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol troopers found the vehicle near the Old Highway 91 frontage road connecting Enoch and Summit.

The passenger in the vehicle, Brandon Bangerter, 41, died at the scene, the St. George News reported. The driver was Brandon’s father, Garret Bangerter, who was taken to a hospital in Cedar City and later flown to St. George Regional Hospital. The 66-year-old died Thursday, according to the Metcalf Mortuary in St. George.

Garret Bangerter was the son of Norm Bangerter, who was Utah’s governor from 1985 to 1993 — and for whom the Bangerter Highway in Salt Lake County is named. He died in 2015.

Garret Bangerter was the owner of Bangerter Homes of Southern Utah, and won many awards in the home-building industry, according to the company’s website. He is survived by his wife since 2018, Sherra, and two adult daughters, Laura Poulson and Shari Shumway.

The younger Bangerter leaves behind a wife, Cari, and two children, Reaghan and William, according to an obituary posted by the mortuary.

A joint funeral service for both Bangerters is set for Friday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m., at the Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W. Brigham Road, St. George.

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