Arches National Park

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Family Awarded $10.5M After Horrific National Park Accident

Esther Nakajjigo was decapitated by unsecured gate

(Newser) - In June 2020, Denver resident Ludovic Michaud took his new wife to see one of his favorite landmarks at Arches National Park in Utah. He ended up drenched in her blood after she was decapitated by an unsecured gate. A judge awarded Michaud $9.5 million Monday as part of...

Family of Woman Beheaded by Utah Park Gate Wants $140M

Family says Esther Nakajjigo, 25, could have become a highly paid nonprofit boss

(Newser) - Ludovic Michaud was driving around the scenic red rock landscapes of Utah's Arches National Park on a windy spring day in 2020 when something unthinkable happened. A metal gate whipped around, sliced through the passenger door of his car, and decapitated his new 25-year-old wife, Esther Nakajjigo. The accident...

Early Morning Hike Ends in Tragedy at National Park

Authorities investigating how 2 tourists died, one got hurt at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

(Newser) - An early morning hike near a world-famous arch ended in tragedy for a group of tourists on the day after Thanksgiving. An online post from the Grand County Sheriff's Office in Moab, Utah, says that at around 7:30am Friday, three people fell into the area below Delicate Arch...

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