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Motorcycle rider killed in Provo Canyon crash



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PROVO -- A crash in Provo Canyon killed a motorcycle rider and seriously injured his passenger.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the motorcycle was weaving in and out of traffic on eastbound State Route 189 Tuesday when the driver tried to pass a car on the right. Instead, the motorcycle struck the right rear corner of that car, sending it into the guardrail.

The impact threw the motorcycle's passenger over the rail and into the opposite lane. She was taken to the hospital with several broken bones but is expected to recover.

The motorcycle's driver, Westley Moore of Corrine, was flown to University Hospital in Salt Lake where he later died.

Troopers say neither was wearing a helmet.

Rider injured in South Salt Lake wreck

Motorcycle rider killed in Provo Canyon crash

An accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV critically injured a rider in South Salt Lake during rush hour Tuesday evening.

Police say the motorcycle and SUV were headed north on 900 West when they collided near 2300 South.

The motorcycle rider, a 50-year-old man, was flown to the hospital in critical condition. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

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