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Texas man dies on I-80 in motorcycle crash in Salt Lake City

Texas man dies on I-80 in motorcycle crash in Salt Lake City

Texas man dies on I-80 in motorcycle crash in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — A 54-year-old man died Monday morning in a motorcycle accident in Salt Lake City, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

Three motorcyclists were traveling eastbound on I-80 when one driver crashed near 7100 W around 9:30 a.m. UHP officials say he “locked the bike’s rear brake due to slower traffic” and the bike slid into another vehicle.

Officials say the rider was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash resulted in the temporary closure of eastbound I-80 at 7200 W. UHP is currently detouring traffic back onto the freeway “using the on-ramp to bypass the scene.” The left lane of westbound I-80 was also closed, but has since reopened.

The man’s identity has not been released, but police say he was from Texas and was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle.