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Trooper Armond A. “Monty” Luke
December 2, 1959

Monty Luke joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1936. He resided at his hometown of Junction, Piute County, his entire career. On December 2, 1959, Trooper Luke was traveling on U.S. 89 six miles south of Circleville. It is believed he was possibly chasing a car when he swerved to miss several deer crossing the roadway. His patrol car left the roadway, rolled down and embankment, and landed in the Sevier River. Trooper Luke was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The scene of the accident is approximately 12 miles north of this location.