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1 dead in West Jordan motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash Friday evening near the intersection of 9000 South and 1300 West, West Jordan police said.

A motorcyclist died in a crash Friday evening near the intersection of 9000 South and 1300 West, West Jordan police said. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)



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WEST JORDAN — A motorcyclist died in a crash Friday evening near the intersection of 7000 South and 1300 West, West Jordan police said.

About 9 p.m., two motorcyclists were westbound on 7000 South when one, a Harley Davidson, apparently hit a curb and skidded down the road before laying down the bike, according to West Jordan police officer Jennifer Worthen. She said investigators are unsure of exactly what happened and are considering speed or a loss of control as possible factors and added that the two may have been racing each other.

A 64-year-old man, who Worthen said was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he died of his injuries. His name has not yet been released.

Witnesses reported that the other motorcyclist rounded the corner on the bike and left it a block later to leave on foot, Worthen said. Police have not yet located the second motorcyclist.

"It's fairly cut and dried, other than we'd just like to know what happened," she said.

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