WEST JORDAN, Utah, July 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified a man who died after motorcycle crash on Old Bingham Highway Saturday night.
The deceased is Luciano Lopez, 46, of West Jordan, according to West Jordan Police officials.
Sgt. J.C. Holt, of the West Jordan PD, told Gephardt Daily that two cars were stopped on Old Bingham and told officers they saw a lifeless person laying off the roadway.
Checking further, they saw that a motorcycle was crashed just up the street, Holt said.
“So it appears that we have just a single motorcycle involved. The rider, unfortunately, of that motorcycle is deceased,” Holt said.
A traffic accident investigation team worked to diagram the scene with software, to try to determine exactly what happened.
Asked whether speed may have been a factor, Holt pointed out that skid marks were visible on the road for quite some distance, which would indicate that speed may have contributed to the fatal crash.
Authorities closed Old Bingham Highway from 8600 South to 8000 South, but the road has since reopened.
Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information is made available.