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Murray man killed in Midvale motorcycle crash identified

Murray man killed in Midvale motorcycle crash identified

(Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)


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MIDVALE — A Murray man riding a motorcycle and was killed Sunday night after a car struck him in the middle of an intersection has been identified, police say.

Steven Colgate, 29, died from his injuries when the crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of 7500 South and State Street, according to Unified police detective Ken Hansen.

He wasn't wearing a helmet.

"It's a tragic accident," Hansen said. "His life perhaps could have been saved by wearing a helmet."

The incident is still under investigation, but witnesses say the motorcyclist was driving south through a green or yellow light when a car turned left in front of him, the detective said.

The car collided with Colgate then continued through the intersection and collided with a third vehicle, according to Hansen.

People inside the vehicles were not injured but Colgate died at the scene.

"Unfortunately, it's another accident, another motorcycle fatality where No. 1, the rider was not wearing a helmet and No. 2, the motorist doesn't see the motorcycle rider," Hansen said.

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