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Motorcyclist dies from his injuries after crashing into car on SR-9

Oct 30, 2022, 3:57 PM | Updated: Oct 31, 2022, 2:43 pm

(Utah Highway Patrol)...

(Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A man has died after striking the back of a car while riding his motorcycle in Washington County.

The crash happened near mile post 6 on state route 9 at approximately 9:23 p.m. Saturday.

According to a press release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, the motorcycle was reportedly traveling eastbound on S.R. 9 “at excessive speeds and cutting in and out of traffic” when it crashed into the back of a black Nissan Versa.

After impact, the rider was thrown from the motorcycle. He then slid into westbound lanes of traffic, along with the bike.

“The motorcycle came to rest on the westbound shoulder and became fully engulfed by fire,” the release stated.

DPS said the rider was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Excessive speed and reckless driving are being investigated as contributors to the crash, according to the release.

UHP identified the killed motorcyclist as 50-year-old Troy D Matthews from Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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Motorcyclist dies from his injuries after crashing into car on SR-9