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Motorcyclist killed after colliding with suspected impaired driver

A motorcycle collided with a suspected impaired driver in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, killing the motorcyclist.

A motorcycle collided with a suspected impaired driver in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, killing the motorcyclist. (Shutterstock)



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SALT LAKE CITY — A motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday after colliding with a suspected impaired driver.

Wilhelm Robert Heider, 26, was booked into the Salt lake County Jail for investigation of automobile homicide.

Just before 11 p.m., Heider was pulling out of a parking lot onto 300 West near 900 South when he was hit by a motorcycle, according to Salt Lake police.

"As a result of this collision, the driver of the motorcycle died. Upon questioning, Mr. Heider admitted to having at least four servings/drinks of alcohol," a police booking affidavit states.

Heider's blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.129%, or about 2 1/2 times the legal limit.

The name of the deceased motorcyclist was not immediately released.

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