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Police identify 2 killed in car-motorcycle crash

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SUNSET — Two people died after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car at an intersection in Sunset Wednesday night.

The car approached the intersection at 2300 North and Main Street around 10 p.m. and likely failed to yield to the motorcycle, according to Lt. Bruce Arbogast of the Sunset Police Department.

Arbogast said 44-year-old Tate Kal Parmer of Layton was driving the motorcycle and died at the scene. Shannon Meleah Quintana, 40, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was airlifted to University of Utah Hospital in critical condition, but later died at the hospital.

Arbogast said both people were wearing helmets.

"Helmets are always good but unfortunately in a situation like tonight it probably wouldn't have helped much," he said.

The driver of the car was not injured. No other information about the driver was released.

Arbogast said two witnesses told investigators that a dark-colored SUV may have also hit Parmer and Quintana after they came off the vehicle.

He added that the SUV might have had a bike rack mounted on the rear, and that anyone who may have seen the SUV or the sedan should call Sunset police at 801-825-1620 with information.

The crash is still under investigation, Arbogast said.

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