50-year-old Rowland Denison, of Spanish Fork, Utah was taking a .270-caliber rifle from his vehicle when he unintentionally discharged the gun. Denison was shot in the stomach.
When police arrived they found Denison conscious and communicative. He was taken to the local hospital. Doctors wanted to fly him to a larger medical center in Provo but weather conditions prevented the flight.
Denison was operated on at the local hospital and flown to the hosptial in Provo later in the day. He later died of his injuries.