Victim identified in SLC motorcycle crash
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police closed off streets in the area of 400 South at West Temple after a motorcycle and SUV collided, leaving one dead.
The victim was identified as 36-year-old, Josue Vega.
According to a release, the investigation began at 4:10 when Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown happened to be in the area of 400 South and West Temple and saw a significant traffic disruption.
When he arrived on scene, he immediately blocked off traffic and requested medical assistance.
Prior to Chief Brown’s arrival, bystanders had begun CPR efforts on a man who was unconscious.
The release states, “The preliminary investigation shows the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on West Temple at a high rate of speed when he crashed into the SUV. Investigators believe, based on witness statements, that Vega was attempting to beat a yellow light. The driver of the SUV was traveling northbound on West Temple and turning westbound on to 400 South.”
The driver remained on scene and cooperated with police.
The Salt Lake City Police Department appreciates the patience of drivers and pedestrians impacted by this crash.
All roads have since re-opened.
This crash marks the 13 traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.
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