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Car-motorcycle collision kills decorated veteran

UHP troopers use a crane to view the extensive debris and skid marks at the crash site.

Sun Advocate Reporter

A Price motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a car on SR-10 about 10 miles south of Price Tuesday morning. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Levi Oman identified the victim as 68-year-old Glenn Silvis.

Silvis was a long-time resident of Price who had been awarded the Purple Heart for combat injuries he received in the Vietnam War.

The Department of Public Safety information office reported that the collision occurred while another motorist was calling Price dispatch center to advise that a silver Mazda was driving recklessly and swerving. The caller witnessed the collision while on the phone.

Trooper Oman said that Silvis was southbound shortly before 11 a.m. when the northbound Mazda sedan driven by 27-year-old Jeremy Hunt of Ferron crossed the center line and collided with the motorcycle. UHP closed the highway for about three hours to survey the evidence, which was scattered across both lanes and both shoulders. Troopers used a crane to get an aerial view and photographs of the debris and skid marks. Traffic was diverted through the Miller Creek area south of Price between Ridge Road and the Cleveland-Elmo intersection.

An Emery County ambulance transported Hunt to Castleview Hospital in Price for treatment of apparent wrist injuries, Trooper Oman said.

Silvis is survived by his wife, the former Linda Vuksinick, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After his military service he became a prominent member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Price and the American Legion in Salt Lake City. He worked for many years at Tram Electric.

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