Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck in Panguitch

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Panguitch on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

PANGUITCH, Utah, Aug. 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision in Panguitch.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the scene, on State Route 143, at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

“A Toyota pickup was traveling north on SR-143 MP 50.5,” a UHP report says. “A motorcycle was traveling south in the same area. The Toyota pickup crossed over the center line and hit the motorcycle head on.

“The rider of the motorcycle, Kevin S. Barnhust, age 68, of Panguitch, was killed on impact. Drowsy driving is being investigated as a possible cause. Follow-up investigation is ongoing.”


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