Update: Motorcyclist gravely injured after collision with SUV in SSL dies

Marcos Villagrana. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, June 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man who was in extremely critical condition after a motorcycle-SUV collision in South Salt Lake Saturday has died.

The deceased has been identified as Marcos Villagrana, 23, from Sandy, said Gary Keller, spokesman for the South Salt Lake Police Department, in a statement. Villagrana was pronounced dead at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday, the news release said.

Keller said Saturday the collision happened at 11:41 a.m. at 3750 S. State St. A Toyota SUV was northbound on State Street and made a U-turn to southbound State Street at 3750 South. The motorcycle was southbound on State Street and hit the rear of the  southbound Toyota SUV.

Villagrana was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance.

The 49-year-old male driver of the Toyota SUV was not injured. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The Salt Lake County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team was called out to
investigate the crash.

Image: Google Maps


  1. It’s mothers day almost 1 year later and I miss you dearly son…I miss your daily phone calls…and you calling me for advise…I felt like I had a second chance since the day you were born and now I feel cheated once again¹…how could a mother lose 2 sons from the same type of injuries and both involving auto accidents.
    I miss you..life doesn’t always make any sense…and we are left without answers!

  2. It’s now 2021 Thanksgiving is next week and life has never been the same since we lost you our family is now divided…you are a uncle of 2 little girls and your little sister will soon graduate but our love for you hasn’t changed…and time hasn’t really heal the loss we feel without you. Your little girl Amaya is so big she will start school soon and you wo t be here to see off on her 1st day of school as other fathers normally do…I miss you son the other day out of the blue something strange happened my phone range and the caller ID said Marcos…I was left shocked and stunned…I cried myself to sleep I miss he a ring your voice or maybe you were calling to tell me your okay or maybe to tell me you missed me too…love mom


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