Father of Minnesota Vikings Running Back Killed in Bus-Truck Crash.

53 year-old Pita Asiata was killed this past Tuesday, October 29, 2013, The wrongful death occurred after the tour bus that Asiata was operating struck the back of a utility truck on Interstate 80 near the Utah-Nevada border. The National Football League has extended its condolences to 26 year-old Matt Asiata, a running back for the Minnesota Vikings and the victim’s son.

The bus was operated by a Utah-based company, Le Bus, and was being driven by Pita Asiata from Wendover, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah. Both motor vehicles were traveling in the same direction when the utility truck slowed down to enter a turnaround median. Asiata’s bus then struck the utility truck in the rear.

A drip attached to the back of the utility truck impaled Asiata and pinned him to the driver’s seat. Asiata died from severe personal injuries at the scene of the trucking accident. Three bus passengers sustained critical personal injuries. Several other occupants of the bus and the utility truck reported minor personal injuries.

Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the truck accident. Le Bus has launched its own investigation of the truck-bus crash. According to company officials, Asiata joined the company as a driver in 2009, and since then had only one minor accident in which he struck a parked, unoccupied car. No one was injured in that accident.

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