According to a Riley Country Police Department press release, missing Manhattan citizen David Welch was identified as the deceased driver of a maroon Pontiac Montana van Friday.
The motor vehicle accident the van was reportedly a part of occurred on Interstate Highway 70, approximately 47 miles west of Green River, Utah. The RCPD was contacted by the Utah highway Patrol when they positively identified the man in the van.
Due to the van being hidden in a ravine, invisible to regular highway drivers, discovery of the van was delayed. The actual fatal accident occurred on Sept. 3, according to evidence gathered by the Utah Highway Patrol.
The Collegian will continue to have updates on this breaking story.