One person dead after Logan Canyon crash
Sep 4, 2021, 2:31 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2021, 10:19 pm
(Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)
LOGAN, Utah — A man in his late 50s was killed in a crash up Logan Canyon, which temporarily closed both directions of travel.
The incident happened around 12:15 p.m. Saturday near mile marker 472 on U.S. Highway 89.
Trooper Andrew Battenfield with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash involved a motorcycle and a truck that was pulling cattle.
US 89 at MP 472 (11 mi E of Logan, Logan Cyn) Cache Co.
Both Dirs Temp Closed,
Est. Clearance Time: 4:00 PM
For updates: https://t.co/jaVMw7vcLm
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UHP officials later confirmed the man “failed to negotiate a curve” while traveling northbound on his motorcycle, landing him in the middle of oncoming traffic.
The motorcycle was then hit by the truck, while the man was struck by the trailer carrying the cattle.
He was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to UHP.
Around 3:30 p.m., both directions of traffic reopened in Logan Canyon.
The victim was identified Sunday evening as 59-year-old Bradley L Goertzen, 59, of Midvale.