Motorcyclist, struck 3 times, dies on I-15 in North Salt Lake

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NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah, July 5, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol has released information on a multi-vehicle accident that killed a 31-year-old motorcyclist in North Salt Lake at 12:55 a.m. Monday.

The northbound motorcyclist was merging into Interstate 15 from U.S. 80, the Utah Department of Public Safety statement says, adding that I-15 has five lanes in that area.

“The male driver of the motorcycle lost control of the bike and ran off the road to the right, striking a concrete barrier,” says a statement issued by Utah Highway Control Sgt. Cameron Roden.

“The male fell off the bike and slid into lane two. The bike continued northbound and slid into the HOV lane. A sedan struck the male pushing him into the HOV lane. A pickup truck, which was traveling northbound, struck the bike and the male.”

The impact pushed the man into lane one, “where he was struck again by another sedan. The 31-year-old male rider sustained fatal injuries from the impacts and died at the scene.”

“No other injuries were reported. I-15 was closed at milepost 312 for almost four hours during the investigation.”

The arrow is pointed at the area of the accident. Image: Google Maps

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