Strong winds possibly cause a fatal crash on I-80, UHP says

Jun 19, 2022, 3:39 PM | Updated: 6:48 pm
UHP arriving on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash. (Credit: UHP)...
UHP arriving on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash. (Credit: UHP)
(Credit: UHP)

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – A motorcyclist has died after crashing on Interstate 80 in Tooele County.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist traveled eastbound on I80 near Lake Point around 1:13 p.m.

The biker left the roadway, overturned, and crashed for an unknown reason.

The biker had fatal injuries, and it’s unknown if they wore a helmet.

UHP troopers believe that the strong winds are a possible factor in this fatal crash.

Officials have not released the identity or gender of the biker.

A second crash involving two cars happened nearby, but UHP said the passengers and drivers had non life-threatening injuries.

UHP didn’t mention if this second crash is tied to the fatal crash.


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Strong winds possibly cause a fatal crash on I-80, UHP says