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Dangerous day on Utah roads leaves 1 dead, two injured

By KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.


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TREMONTON — A man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle on Interstate 15.

Bin Gu, 42, was a part of a group of tourists from China. He and three other riders were headed southbound at milepost 376, south of Tremonton, when he lost control of his 2012 Harley Davidson at 12:19 p.m.

Bin was riding at the back of the group and hit the center median of the freeway. He was ejected as the bike hit the barrier cable.

Medical personnel transported Bin to Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton. He was later transported via helicopter to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, where he died four hours later.

Bin was wearing a helmet, but authorities said he sustained extensive facial and head injuries in the accident. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time, but speed does not appear to be a factor.

The group had rented the motorcycles in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and were riding them to Salt Lake City.

Car accident in Toquerville leaves two with minor injuries

Heavy rain in Southern Utah caused trouble for a couple in their mid-50s traveling southbound on I-15 near Toquerville.

Excessive speed caused the couple's Dodge Dakota to hydroplane. The vehicle went through a guardrail and down an embankment, then into a ditch filled with about three feet of water.

Police believe the vehicle remained on all four tires due to trees and rocks that were lining the embankment.

The couple had to be extracted from the vehicle by the "jaws of life" and were taken to the hospital in fair condition. The vehicle couldn't be removed by a regular tow truck, so authorities called in special equipment and excavated it from the ground.

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