Update: Officials identify 2 motorcycle riders killed in S. Utah crash

A man and a woman, both from Kanab, Utah, were killed when the motorcycle they were riding slammed into a pickup truck on State Route 89 in Kane County on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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KANE COUNTY, Utah, June 2, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a man and a woman who were killed when the motorcycle they were riding slammed into a pickup truck on State Route 89 Saturday afternoon.

According to a UHP news release, the victims have been identified as Charles G. Rau, 50, and Renee L. Chartier, 44, both from Kanab.

The deadly accident took place at about 2 p.m. near milepost 85 near Orderville, the news release states.

A Toyota Tacoma pickup was southbound on SR-89, and Rau and Chartier were behind the truck on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

When the Toyota stopped to turn left onto Frost Lane, the release says, the driver of the Harley-Davidson did not slow quickly enough and the motorcycle crashed into the rear of the truck.

Both riders were thrown from the bike and suffered fatal injuries.

No one in the Toyota pickup was injured.

A man and a woman, both from Kanab, Utah, were killed when the motorcycle they were riding slammed into a pickup truck on State Route 89 in Kane County on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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