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Man killed in motorcycle crash up Big Cottonwood Canyon



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BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON -- A man was killed when he drove his motorcycle off of a cliff in Big Cottonwood Canyon Saturday.

The tracks from the motorcycle where it flew of the edge of a cliff near Solitude.
The tracks from the motorcycle where it flew of the edge of a cliff near Solitude.

According to the Unified Police Department, the man was driving up the canyon just before 7 p.m. when he suddenly veered off the road near Solitude Ski Resort. He drove off a nearly 65-foot cliff and died.

The man was wearing a helmet and no one else was hurt.

Officials say the man was likely speeding but aren't certain exactly how fast he was traveling.

Additional details were not immediately available. Stay tuned to KSL.com, KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/1160AM and KSL TV for the latest updates.

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