DELTA (ABC 4 Utah)- An annual tradition turned into a deadly accident Friday night.
According to the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Steele, 50-years-old from Nephi, was killed during the Demolition Derby held in Delta Friday.
Police say Steele was a visiting official at the derby and had “Situated himself behind a dirt berm wall to have access to the arena.”
During one of the heats a derby car went over the berm Steele was sitting behind and struck him.
Officials say several people from the stands jumped the fence to assist the ambulance crews on stand-by.
Steele was transported to the
This incident is still under investigation.