Nevada man hit, killed by off-road vehicle during rock-crawl event in southern Utah

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — A Nevada man was killed when an off-road vehicle struck him during rock-crawling event in San Juan County Saturday afternoon, according to San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Christopher Hower, 30, of Ely, Nevada, was attending the event in the Black Ridge area in northern San Juan County, about 15 miles south of Moab. According to the Facebook page, Hower was taking pictures of the event in an unauthorized area of the track when at about 2 p.m., he was struck by a four-wheel drive vehicle, as it came off a designated jump on the track’s course.

The annual event takes place on private property and was hosted by the property owners.


  • carissa

    Chris Hower was my husbands friend. Chris Hower is also a Navy Vetern. My husband and him served together at one time. I just hope he gets the recognition for his service as well.

  • Cassie

    Can you please post where services will be held? Also…how I can get in contact with his family? I’m his ex girlfriend and have some of his belongings I was planning on getting back to him on his trip through Denver. They are important and I want his family to have them. I am very saddened to hear this. Please pray for Eli and Kallie. (Sp?) Thank you

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.