UPDATE: UHP identifies woman killed in Sandy motorcycle crash

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TUESDAY 6/22/2021 9:08 a.m.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the woman killed in a motorcycle crash near Sandy last week.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, two people fell off of a motorcycle that fishtailed and went down on I-15.

While the male driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the female passenger was struck by two different semi-trucks. She was declared dead at the scene.

Utah Highway Patrol has identified the woman as 30-year-old Jordan Stern of Salt Lake City.

No other details about the crash have been released.

I-15 reopens after deadly crash near Sandy

WEDNESDAY 6/16/2021 8:17 a.m.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – Northbound I-15 has reopened at 9000 S in Sandy after a deadly motorcycle crash.

The Utah Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan ahead and expect residual delays.

Early Wednesday morning, two people fell off of a motorcycle that fishtailed and went down on I-15.

While the male driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the female passenger was struck by two different semi-trucks. She was declared dead at the scene.

Fore more on this story, see below.

ORIGINAL STORY: Deadly motorcycle crash closes northbound I-15 near Sandy

WEDNESDAY 6/16/2021 6:08 a.m.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – A deadly motorcycle crash is blocking traffic along I-15 near Sandy.

Authorities say at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a motorcycle, with two riders, began fishtailing and went down along I-15 northbound at 9000 South.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, two different semi-trucks were able to avoid the male driving the motorcycle but struck and killed the female passenger.

UHP tells ABC4 video footage show both drivers slowed down upon noticing something happening in the roadway, but were unable to stop before hitting the unidentified woman.

The unidentified driver of the motorcylce was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

Helmets were found on scene, but UHP reports the motorcycle has a temporary tag on it. They are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

You can watch UHP give an update on the crash to ABC4’s Jerad Giottonini in the video player above.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, the Utah Department of Transportation is reporting the northbound lanes of I-15 are closed. Motorists are advised to use exit 294 A-C to I-215 as an alternate route.

The 9000 S northbound on-ramp is also closed, as is the northbound I-15 exit ramp to 9000 S.

Emergency crews are on scene investigating the crash. The scene is expected to be cleared around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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