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A Texas man has died in a motorcycle crash on I-80 in Salt Lake County

A Texas man has died in a motorcycle crash on I-80 in Salt Lake County

A Texas man has died in a motorcycle crash on I-80 in Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY — A Texas man has died after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 80, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. as three motorcyclists were heading east near 7200 West, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Lt. Cam Roden and DPS said one of the riders locked his rear brake due to slower traffic and the Harley Davidson motorcycle “fell off,” throwing the rider off the bike.

The rider, a 54-year-old man from Texas, was examined by medical crews and pronounced dead at the scene. DPS said he was wearing a helmet.

I-80 was closed in both directions, but authorities said the freeway had reopened as of 1:30 p.m.


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