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A 28 year old Spanish Fork man, reported missing on the evening of November 4, was found yesterday, November 5, in Water Canyon in the foothills east of Salem. The man was dead and appears to have sustained significant trauma during a rollover crash.

*** PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2020 ***

On November 4, 2020, at about 8:45 PM, Spanish Fork Police investigated a report of a missing person.  Dayne Brady Stone, 28, of Spanish Fork, was last heard from by family around 11:15 that morning.  Family knew he was going to go for a ride in their side-by-side but they didn't know exactly where he planned to go.  Family and friends searched several local canyons but were unable to locate Dayne.  Spanish Fork Police contacted Dayne's cell service provider and a ping showed his phone in an area more than four miles wide in the Salem area.  Spanish Fork Police then contacted the Utah County Sheriff's Office to assist with Search and Rescue (SAR).

The next morning, November 5, SAR team members began a ground and air search in the area of Water Canyon.  Pilots with SAR located what they thought was wreckage of a side-by-side in a steep ravine a short distance from a nearby water tank in Water Canyon.  Ground teams went to the area and found the wreckage of the side-by-side.  At about 12:15 PM they found Dayne's body a short distance from the wreckage.  From evidence with the side-by-side and around the area it appeared Dayne was driving along a steep, narrow trail more than 100 yards above where he was found.  It appeared he may have hit a rock on the trail which caused the side-by-side to go over the edge and roll multiple times into the ravine.  The side-by-side was completely demolished and Dayne suffered extensive and significant trauma over most of his body.  It is most likely he was killed on impact as he began to roll down the mountainside.  Despite wearing a seatbelt, Dayne was ejected as the side-by-side rolled into the ravine.  His body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Taylorsville.

For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office.

(801)404-1912 - Cell

Twitter: @SGTCannonPIO or @UCSO 

Email: jamesc@utahcounty.gov