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Utah Man Dies After Shooting Himself While Loading Rifle Into Truck

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Rowland Denison, 50, shot himself with a rifle he was loading into his truck on Monday morning. He was conscious and talking when police arrived at the scene, according to KSL.

Weather conditions had prevented Denison from being flown to Provo, Utah for surgery. He underwent surgery in a local hospital and was later flown to Provo, where he died around noon, according to Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson.