Update: Police release name of man killed in West Jordan motorcycle crash

Police on the scene of a fatal motorcyclist crash in the early hours of Sunday, June 16, 2019 on 7800 South in West Jordan. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCSCanner

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified a motorcyclist who died in the early hours of Sunday morning when he crashed his bike into the side of a passenger car on 7800 South.

West Jordan Police officials said Sunday afternoon the deceased is Jacob Smith, 35.

West Jordan Police Officer Jennifer Worthen said Smith was westbound on 7800 South, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

The motorcycle collided with the passenger side of a car that was turning in to an apartment complex at 2036 West.

“The motorcycle driver impacted the vehicle and was unconscious, not breathing or alert,” Worthen told Gephardt Daily. “He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in delta-minus condition and passed away.”

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She added that Smith was wearing a helmet.

Worthen said the female driver of the car, believed to be the vehicle’s only occupant, was not seriously injured and was detained at the scene while the collision was being investigated. She is now facing DUI charges. Her identity has not been released as more charges may be filed.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team was called in to assist in the investigation, which is ongoing.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.


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