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Father and daughter die in Utah when bulldozer crashes into their car
Father and daughter die in Utah when bulldozer crashes into their car

A father and daughter from Utah were killed when a bulldozer fell on their pickup truck over the weekend.

Richard David Hendrickson, CEO and president of outdoor furniture company Lifetime Products, and his 16-year-old daughter Sally died in the accident in Ogden Canyon, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release.

According to authorities, the fatal accident occurred at 12:49 p.m. Saturday when a tow truck loaded with a mini bulldozer entered a steep right-hand curve on a highway.

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Richard David Hendrickson and his daughter Sally were killed when a bulldozer fell from a tow truck and crashed into their truck.

Richard David Hendrickson and his daughter Sally were killed when a bulldozer fell from a tow truck and crashed into their truck. (INSTAGRAM/@RICHARDDHENDRICKSON)

The steep curve allegedly caused the bulldozer to come loose and slide off the tow truck toward Hendrickson’s GMC pickup.

Hendrickson and Sally were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other adult passengers exited the plane with non-life-threatening injuries, the press release said.

Bulldozer accident

The accident occurred when “a tow truck loaded with a mini bulldozer traveling eastbound” collided with an SUV carrying 57-year-old Richard David Hendrickson and his family. (Utah Department of Corrections)

In a statement, Lifetime Products remembered Hendrickson as “more than just a business leader.”

“Richard was more than a business leader – he was also a visionary and a friend to many in our company and the wider community,” the company said. “He is known for his uniquely broad and extensive range of talents and interests.”

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“His mechanical aptitude is legendary and often surprised engineers throughout the company. He also excelled in finance, management and sales,” the statement said. “Above all, however, was his caring focus on people, both within Lifetime and with his vendors and suppliers. He was truly special in his ability to treat others with respect, regardless of their position or rank in the supply chain. His ability to connect with people combined all of his other talents in a very special way.”

In addition to his successful business activities, Richard was a stake president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bulldozer accident

A father and his 16-year-old daughter were killed in a traffic accident in Utah when a bulldozer fell on their vehicle. (Utah Department of Corrections)

Utah Governor Spencer Cox sent his condolences to the Hendrickson family on X, writing, “Richard was a friend and an incredible leader.”

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“We are deeply saddened by his tragic death with his daughter Sally,” Cox said. “We mourn with his surviving family and pray that they find comfort and healing.”

By Isla