Motorcyclist identified in fatal crash that closed eastbound I-80

A 54-year-old Texas man was killed in a motorcycle crash on I-80 Monday morning.

A 54-year-old Texas man was killed in a motorcycle crash on I-80 Monday morning. (Utah Highway Patrol)


Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

SALT LAKE CITY — The motorcyclist who died in a Salt Lake County crash that closed eastbound I-80 for several hours Monday was identified Tuesday.

Utah Highway Patrol officials identified the man as Robert Childress, 54, of Texas.

The crash occurred near 7200 West in Salt Lake City on Monday, according to Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Cam Roden. Three motorcyclists were traveling together about 9:34 a.m. when Childress "locked up the rear brake on the bike due to slower traffic and laid it down," UHP said in a press release.

He was thrown from the motorcycle, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic reopened Monday on eastbound I-80 as of 1:45 p.m., according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Most recent Police & Courts stories

Related topics

UtahPolice & CourtsSalt Lake County
Bridger Beal-Cvetko covers Utah politics, Salt Lake County communities and breaking news for KSL.com. He is a graduate of Utah Valley University.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast