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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police on Monday identified a husband and wife who died after the motorcycle they were riding crashed early Sunday morning.
Kenneth and Aubrey Mounteer, each 30, died from injuries suffered in the crash, according to West Valley police spokeswoman Roxanne Vainuku. Records show they lived in Kearns.
Aubrey Mounteer was pronounced dead at the scene and Kenneth Mounteer died at a hospital Monday morning, Vainuku said.
A passerby reported a crashed motorcycle near 5400 South and 7000 West about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to West Valley City Police Lt. Jeff Conger. He said it appeared the motorcycle didn’t properly negotiate a turn.
Vainuku added that investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash and neither rider were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
A GoFundMe page* was set up to help the Mounteer family. According to the page, the Mounteers were the parents of four children.
Sunday's crash was one of three fatal motorcycle crashes across the state since Thursday.
In all, five people have died in those crashes, adding to a growing amount of motorcycle deaths in the state this year.
A man from Los Angeles and a woman from Germany were killed in a crash near Kanab in southern Utah on Thursday. A man from Saudi Arabia was also killed in a crash in Orem Saturday night.
In all, there have been at least 36 motorcycle deaths on Utah roads in 2018.
In comparison, there were 39 motorcycle deaths in 2017, according the Department of Public Safety's preliminary crash report released in January. The agency also reported an average of 37 motorcycle deaths in Utah from 2012 through 2016, with a high of 45 motorcycle deaths in 2014.
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