Police identify elderly motorcyclist hit by a drunk driver in Midvale

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MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – An 81-year-old motorcyclist is dead after being hit by a wrong-way driver on State Street Tuesday morning, Unified Police say.

Officers with the Unified Police Department responded to the crash around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday near 7200 South and State Street.

Officials with the Unified Police Department said they believe the crash was caused by a drunk driver driving Northbound in the southbound lane.

The driver hit the motorcyclist, identified as Albert Higginson of Midvale, officials tell ABC4 News. The driver also hit another driver in a blue car. Police said that driver was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

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The drunk driver has been identified by police as 22-year-old Cesar Rivera Herrera, he has been taken into custody and is currently in the Salt Lake County Jail on one count of automobile homicide.

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