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Police identify 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Mapleton crash

Police identify 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Mapleton crash

(Courtesy of Hunter Turner's family)

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MAPLETON — Police on Wednesday identified a 19-year-old motorcyclist who died in a Tuesday crash involving two other cars.

About 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, a southbound car crossed over the center line into an oncoming traffic lane and collided with two northbound vehicles and a northbound motorcycle, according to Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson.

Two people were transported by ambulance to Utah Valley Hospital, one being the rider of the motorcycle who died from injuries sustained in the crash, officials said. U.S. Highway 89 between Maple Street and 800 North was temporarily closed for a few hours on Tuesday while police investigated the crash.

On Wednesday, Mapleton police identified the motorcyclist as Hunter Turner, 19, of Salem.

"Hunter was traveling to his place of employment in Springville at the time of the accident," Jackson said in a Wednesday statement. "Hunter was an avid photographer and car/motorcycle mechanic. His parents say he spent more time in the garage than inside the home."

Jackson added that once the investigation is finished, "the case will be screened with prosecutors to determine if any charges are appropriate."

A GoFundMe page* was created to help the family with funeral expenses.

* has not verified the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the account nor does assure that the monies deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.




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