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Former Henniker man dies in Utah bike crash

June 27. 2018 10:46PM

Craig Blouin 

HENNIKER — A former Henniker man died in an accident while riding his bicycle in Delta, Utah last week, police officials in that state have confirmed.

Craig Blouin, 72, was riding his bike with his wife of 31 years, Beth Allen, when a 16-year-old motorist struck him from behind at a high rate of speed, officials said.

The fatal incident took place June 18 just after 11 am on Highway 50 in Manti–La Sal National Forest.

Blouin attended the Holderness School before going to college in Pennsylvania, according to his obituary.

The couple was involved in the Henniker area and had been Democratic activists who were involved in environmental causes.

According to his obituary, the couple moved to Salt Lake City about five years ago.

“Craig was a proud, engaged and devoted father, loving and supportive husband, kind and caring brother, loved and was loved by so many people around the globe,” his family posted in his obituary.

“He was an activist promoting social justice issues, solutions to prevent gun violence, climate justice and developing the political will for a livable planet.”

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, officials said, but no charges have been filed.


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