DRAPER, Utah, June 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon when he lost control of his bike and crashed into the concrete barrier on the side of Interstate 15.
According to information from Utah Highway Patrol, the male rider and a female rider, on separate bikes, were traveling southbound on I-15 at 14600 South at about 3:19 p.m.
The female told officers that she was traveling in front of the male rider when she “ran over something in the road but didn’t know what it was.”
She said she looked back at the man and saw him lose control of his motorcycle and strike the concrete barrier on the left, a UHP news release says.
“After hitting the wall, the male went down with the bike and skidded approximately 50 yards where the male came to rest in the HOV lane,” the release says. “The motorcycle continued down the roadway and came to rest several yards south of the male.”
It isn’t yet known if the male rider hit the same debris the female hit; however, debris near the crash scene has been collected for investigators to determine if it was related to the crash.
“It is believed the male was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash but the face shield was up,” according to the UHP release. “The male sustained major head trauma and was transported to IMC (Intermountain Medical Center) where he was pronounced deceased.”
The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of family.
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes known.