U Student Dies in Accident Dec. 24

By Courtney Tanner

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A 20-year-old U student died on Christmas Eve in a tricycle accident in southern Utah.

1723019_profile_picZachary Hunter Lusk, studying business administration and economics, had been riding down a trail known locally as “Hell Hole” in Washington County when the incident occurred, according to The Spectrum & Daily News. Lusk was on a modified kid’s tricycle that had no brakes; he crashed and suffered head trauma early Wednesday evening, the report says.

Calls and emails to the Washington City Fire Department, who responded to the incident, were not returned.

Lusk was involved with the Lassonde Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U. He was a business scholar with the David Eccles School of Business, which posted on Facebook in remembrance Saturday: “To the boy who lived his life to the fullest, your legacy will live on.”

He was also set to intern under Sen. Jim Dabakis (D-Utah) during the 2016 Legislative session and had worked with the senator previously on his television show.

“I have never met a finer young man,” Dabakis posted on Facebook. “Zachary, I would have been proud to call you my son.”

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Washington 3rd LDS Ward Chapel, according to his obituary.

“Zachary lit up any room he entered,” the obituary reads. “He made friends easily, and he touched thousands of lives with his bright personality and passion for life.”

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