On Tuesday, September 25, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Kane County Dispatch received a call from individuals who stated that they had located an ATV accident while they were traveling on the North Fork Road south of Navajo Lake. There was a male individual at the site of the accident who appeared to be deceased. Officers from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol and Utah State Parks were dispatched to the scene.

David Montoya, 37, from Salt Lake City, was confirmed deceased at the scene. The initial investigation shows Montoya was driving northbound on the North Fork Road during the night when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a large rock. The ATV flipped onto its side, fatally injuring Montoya. He also had a dog with him that was not injured.

Montoya was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office. The case is still under investigation at this time.