UHP: Fatal Motorcycle Vs Semi Crash Closes Highway 6 Overnight
GREEN RIVER, Utah – US Highway 6 was closed for hours Thursday night and into Friday morning after a crash left one person dead, officials said.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a motorcycle with a lone rider crossed into the center of the highway at mile post 298 at approximately 10:45 p.m. and collided with with an oncoming semi-truck. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
The semi-truck driver’s condition was not immediately known.
The collision caused a fire, which destroyed the semi truck and its cargo, resulting in a road closure in both directions that lasted approximately four hours.
Authorities said alcohol, prescription drugs and windy weather are all possible factors in the crash.
This story will be updated if new information is made available.