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Police ID motorcyclist killed in Midvale after wrong-way driver crashes into him

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jun. 3, 2020 at 4:34 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 2, 2020 at 8:09 a.m.

MIDVALE — An 81-year-old motorcyclist died early Tuesday morning after a wrong-way driver crashed into him, police confirmed.

The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near 7200 S. State Street in Midvale, according to Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray.

A vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lanes, Gray said. The motorcyclist was traveling south and collided head-on with the other vehicle.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries, Gray added. The man was identified as Albert Higginson, of Midvale, on Wednesday.

The wrong-way driver was not injured and was taken into custody. Intoxication is suspected as a factor in the crash, Gray said.

A third vehicle that was turning right on State Street in the area was also involved in the crash, Gray added. The driver of that vehicle was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Southbound lanes of State Street were temporarily closed for several hours as police investigated the crash.

Contributing: Meghan Thackrey, KSL TV

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