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 Daniel Liddiard “Dan” Decker

Daniel Liddiard “Dan” Decker

Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 23 Jul 1971 (aged 16)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 56868 · View Source
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Teen Killed-
Crushed as
Truck Rolls

Special to The Tribune

MURRAY — A 17-year-old youth was killed late Friday when he was crushed under a pickup truck which went out of control after rounding a sharp curve near 1st West on 2nd Avenue.

Three other youths were injured. One re-mained in a hospital Saturday.

Daniel L. Decker, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry S. Decker. 396 E. 6240 South, was dead on arrival at Cottonwood Hospital.

Caught in Wheel

Terry Lee Stoddard, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Stoddard, 6366-300 East, suffered a broken pelvis when he was thrown from the bed of the truck and was caught in the wheel well between the tire and the fender, Officer Gary Pedersen said.

Released from the hospital after treatment were Richard G. Denney, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Denney, 6288-400 East, the driver, and Scott George Talbot, 15, son of Mrs. Maxine L. Talbot, 139 E. 6100 South.

In Back of Truck

Officer Pedersen said the truck was westbound on 2nd Avenue. After rounding the curve, the Denney youth lost control and the truck rolled to right side of the road, landing on its right side.

Both the Decker and Stodard youths were in the back of the vehicle, the investigating officer said.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday, July 25, 1971

Dan L. Decker

Funeral services for Dan L. Decker, 16, 396 E. 6240 South, who died July 23 in a hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident, will be Tuesday noon, Murray 14th LDS Ward chapel, 6300-300 East. Friends call 4760 S. State, Monday 6-8 p.m., chapel Tuesday 1 hour prior to services. Burial Murray City Cemetery.

Born Sept 30, 1954, Provo to Larry S. and Walene Liddiard Decker.

Student Murray High School. Member, school band, swimming team; LDS church.

Survivors: parents; sister, Vicki, Terri, Debbie, Lori, Tammie, Heidi, Sherrie, all Murray; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Alvin Decker, Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Liddiard, Provo.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday, July 25, 1971

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  • Maintained by: Debbie Court
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Liddiard “Dan” Decker (30 Sep 1954–23 Jul 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56868, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Court (contributor 47577563) .