A 37-year-old Moab man exited a Toyota sedan to retrieve items that had fallen off the vehicle and was struck and killed by the driver of a truck traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 191.
Carl Q. Bierschied died on Saturday, April 13, from the injuries he suffered in the accident, the Utah Highway Patrol said, after first responders’ efforts and CPR failed to revive him.
The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Grand County EMS responded to the accident scene at about 9:30 p.m.
An April 16 press release from the UHP said Bierschied was a passenger in the Toyota when the driver stopped in the center turn lane on U.S. Highway 191 near Resource Boulevard.
Bierschied was reportedly picking up items in the southbound travel lanes when a Dodge truck traveling southbound in the same location noticed the stopped Toyota and shortly after saw Bierschied bent over in the roadway. Reports said the driver of the truck swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting Bierschied, but impacted him with the passenger side headlight and the truck’s hood.
Bierschied, 37, exited vehicle on U.S. Highway 191