Officials ID 15-year-old victim of Kane Creek motorcycle crash

Truette Rhoda. Photo Courtesy: GoFundMe

MOAB, Utah, April 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 15-year-old Idaho boy killed in a motorcycle crash in Kane Creek near Moab on Friday.

Truette Rhoda, of Idaho Falls, was visiting Utah with family members, Grand County EMS officials said in a news release on Facebook.

Grand County EMS was paged just after 1:15 p.m. to a young man who was in a “severe motorcycle accident down Kane Creek,” the news release said.

When first responders arrived, the teenager was critically injured and was being assisted by off-duty medical providers, the news release added.

Classic Air Medical, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Moab Police Department also responded immediately to the scene.

GCEMS and Classic Air Medical crews took over and provided advanced life support care on scene. The teenager was then transported by ground ambulance to Moab Regional Hospital.

“Every possible life saving intervention was attempted but ultimately was not successful as the patient did not survive,” the news release concludes. “Our hearts are heavy tonight as we mourn for this family. Thank you to everyone involved who did all that we could.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends to assist the family of the teenager.

“Our Heavenly Father must have needed a warrior,” the page says. “Our beloved Truette gained his angel wings. He will be missed dearly and a void has been left in our hearts. He loved life and was a friend to everyone. Playing football, wrestling, and riding his dirt bike were some of his favorite things to do. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was a best friend to his dad, the best son to his mom, and the best big brother to his siblings. He had a huge fan club of aunts, uncles, adoring cousins, and the most proud grandparents. All donations will go to Jamie and Elisha to help with funeral expenses.”




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