HERRIMAN — A man who was involved in a motorcycle crash last week has died, police said on Wednesday.
Chase R. Ostler, 34 of Herriman, was removed from life support and died Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from Herriman Police Department.
A little after midnight on June 7, police said Ostler crashed at a high speed into a wall surrounding a garbage receptacle in the complex at 5630 W. Roe Deer Lane. He was the sole rider involved in the accident, police said.
Ostler suffered significant head trauma, and police said he wasn’t wearing a helmet. He was flown to a hospital via medical helicopter in extremely critical condition after the crash, police said.
Witnesses told police Ostler had recently bought the motorcycle and was showing it off to a friend, according to Herriman Police Lt. Cody Stromberg.
The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation but police said they are investigating alcohol impairment, excessive speed and failure to wear a helmet as contributing factors in this crash.
“The elimination of any one of those factors may have saved Chase’s life,” the news release reads. “We highly urge the use of an approved helmet and other safety equipment for any operator or passenger of a motorcycle, and would ask that all drivers operate at a safe and prudent speed and never drive impaired.”