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St. George couple involved in motorcycle crash; husband dies

St. George couple involved in motorcycle crash; husband dies



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ST, GEORGE -- Police say alcohol was a factor in a deadly motorcycle accident in St. George Saturday night.

According to Sgt. Craig Harding of the St. George Police Department, a husband and wife were speeding down East Ridge Drive on their motorcycle around 9:30 p.m.

The road curved suddenly, but the driver kept going straight, slammed on his brakes and lost control of the vehicle. The couple was thrown from the bike when it hit a truck parked along the road.

Both the man and woman ended up under the truck.

The driver, 33-year-old Steven Sabatini suffered severe head injuries and was treated at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Sabatini's wife, 24-year-old Yvonne Bonhard, was flown to the hospital and remained in critical condition Sunday.

Neither victim was wearing a helmet.

Police say the couple had just been married a month ago. The motorcycle they were riding was unregistered and recently purchased.

Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role as well.

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