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Man dead after motorcycle vs. vehicle crash in Duchesne County

Aug 11, 2022, 3:31 PM
FILE (Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)...
FILE (Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)
(Mark Wetzel, KSL TV)

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah — A motorcyclist has died after he collided with a car that turned in front of him on state Route 87.

The crash happened at milepost 37 around 7:55 a.m. Thursday.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said a red 1991 HD motorcycle was traveling east on SR-87 when a gray 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee — that was traveling west — attempted to turn left into a business driveway. It failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycle, and the motorcycle struck the Jeep broadside.

The adult male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Jeep was uninjured.

Troopers said lanes were closed for approximately four hours while they conducted an investigation.

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Man dead after motorcycle vs. vehicle crash in Duchesne County