1 dead, another injured after motorcyclists collide in Blacksmith Fork Canyon

One man died, and another was injured, after colliding on their motorcycles Saturday evening in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

One man died, and another was injured, after colliding on their motorcycles Saturday evening in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. (Utah Highway Patrol)


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HYRUM, Cache County — One man is dead and another was injured after colliding their motorcycles while traveling Blacksmith Fork Canyon on Saturday night.

About 8:30 p.m., a motorcyclist was eastbound and "traveling at a high rate of speed" on state Route 101 when the driver crossed the center line and struck a westbound motorcyclist, according to Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Luis Silva. The motorcyclists struck leg to leg and were thrown from their bikes.

The first motorcyclist, a 26-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries. Officials identified him Tuesday as Luis Salas, of Nibley, Cache County.

The second motorcyclist, a 27-year-old man, sustained injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

The cause of the crash was not identified.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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