The fatal accident took place around 3 p.m. nearly 30 miles south of Moab, Utah on August 16, 2013. David Lewis, age 28, was driving a Nissan Maxima headed southbound on state Route 191 and attempted to pass an 18 wheeler in a restricted passing zone which resulted in a head-on collision with a Hyundai Azera. The Nissan Maxima went spinning down the road where it was hit by a northbound Cadillac DTS sending the Cadillac onto the shoulder to a stop. The deadly accident killed 3 people. All four people in the Nissan Maxima were from Saginaw, Texas. From that vehicle, 27-year-old Stephanie Vidales was ejected and died along with her 54-year-old father, Juan Vidales, who was the front seat passenger. The third loss of life occurred when a passenger of the Cadillac DTS, 69-year-old Arthur Loewen from Perry, Georgia, was killed on impact. The woman driving that car and another woman in the backseat were also seriously injured both of whom were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado by helicopter.
Early in the morning on August 14, 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado and elderly driver exited westbound I-70 at Highway 6&50. In doing so he went off of the side of the exit-ramp and hit a large backhoe that was parked off of the roadway in a construction area. Riding as a passenger with him was 81 year-old Lillian Aiko Cummins who unfortunately later died at the hospital due to multiple blunt force injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital but his condition is still unknown. Both the driver and Lillian Cummins were from California.