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Toddler killed in motorcycle accident


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TAYLORSVILLE — A toddler was pronounced dead after a motorcycle he was riding on with his father crashed.

Around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Unified Police Department received a call about a motorcycle crash involving a 1-year-old boy and his father in an apartment complex parking lot at 4521 S. Bridgeside Way in Taylorsville.

The man, 48-year-old Shannon Moore had taken his son for a ride on a motorcycle, placing him between himself and the handlebars, sitting on top of the gas tank.

Driving at an excessive speed, Moore tried to negotiate a turn and lost control of the motorcycle, crashing. The toddler fell off the gas tank, sustaining fatal injuries.

The boy was pronounced dead on scene, and Moore was transported to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

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Celeste Tholen Rosenlof

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