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Former Henniker man killed in traffic collision in Utah

  • Craig Blouin



Monitor staff
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Craig Blouin, a former resident of Henniker, died last week in a bicycle crash. He was 72.

KSL-TV out of Salt Lake City confirmed Blouin was struck by a 16-year-old driver while he was riding his bike in Delta, Utah, on June 18. Blouin was riding with his wife of 31 years, Beth Allen, according to reports.

Lt. Rob Clark of the Millard County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident occurred about 11:15 a.m. on Highway 50.

Both Blouin and the pickup truck that struck him were traveling east. Officials alleged that the truck was traveling at about 70 mph. Clark said Blouin was pronounced dead at the scene with significant internal injuries.

Rather than thinking about how he died, the family is remembering how he lived.

“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 obituary reads.

Blouin attended the Holderness School before going to college in Pennsylvania, according to his obituary. Blouin and his wife were highly involved in the Henniker-area environmental community as well as Democratic activists. The couple consistently pushed for change to protect the planet.

Blouin and Allen moved from New Hampshire to Salt Lake City almost five years ago, according to his obituary. A combined love of anything outdoors led the couple to make the move. While living in Utah, their lives were full of outdoor adventures biking, hiking, running, skiing and just taking in the beautiful landscapes.

“Craig became a professional photographer and was recognized for his nature photography and his work has been published widely over the years,” Blouin’s obituary reads. Blouin’s son, Nate Blouin, told KSL-TV that his father inspired him to work to protect the outdoors and enact meaningful change in the world. This trait was well-known about Craig Blouin.

Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the driver had not been charged with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.

Members of Blouin’s family could not be reached for comment on whether there would be services in the Concord area.

(Jacob Dawson can be reached at 272-6414 ext. 8325, jdawson@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @jaked156.)