August 25, 2004 A man is dead after a rollover
accident that happened in the Coral Sand Dunes near Hurricane.
The incident happened last evening while two men were camping
and four-wheeling at the dunes.
A Washington County Sheriff's spokesman said that the man was
thrown from a jeep when it failed to climb a dune, and instead
flipped and rolled. Ron Duncan was alive when his friend
ran for help, but when he returned Duncan had no pulse.
The investigation of the crash is ongoing by the Washington
County Sheriff's Department.
-=- Originally posted by Joe Dillard -=-
I spoke with April again a few minutes ago.
At her wishes Yes she has read this entire thread, she
was hoping I could clarify just a few things about the
articals & rumors.
Ron and I WERE NOT at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes when
the accident occured! The sand dunes is where
we left our tow vehicals.
We were in the Caanan Mountain Trail area, in Washington
County, south western Utah. We were 2+ hours
trail drive from the dunes on the opposite side of the
access road (west and south) of the dunes.
The accident DID NOT happen at night like some articals
It happened approx 5:30-6:00PM Utah time Tuesday.
There was probably at least 3 hours of daylight left
after the accident occured.
There are also other inaccurate reports being made.
In the state of mind I was in - I didn't keep close track
My priority was for Ron & anything I could do to comfort
my friend and help him in any way I could.
April takes great pleasure in the support she has seen and
She especially enjoyed seeing the pictures from those who
have shared them.
It means more to her than she could explain.
My most Warmest Regards go out to April, the Duncan
Family, and Rons friends.
08/30/04 01:04 PM
I received this message today:
My name is April Duncan. I am wife of Ron Duncan,
forum name TJRon. I just somehow want to notify Ron's
wonderful WoodNet friends that he passed away on August 24 in
a jeep accident in Southern Utah while on a overnight camp
trip with a good jeeping friend. I have never posted
on one of his many forums, so don't know how.
Ron enjoyed this forum so very much and was constantly
showing me pictures of the beautiful creations by many of
your members - always trying to figure out and amazed by how
they did things. I always considered him to be a master
designer and craftsman. He loved wood and designing
and creating beautiful things, and he loved sharing his
creations on this forum. This forum gave him so much
pleasure these past months. I just wish your members
could have met him in person. He was a wonderful,
funny, and amazing man.