UPDATE: Man identified in fatal Logan Canyon motorcycle crash

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UPDATE: SUNDAY 9/5/21 3:35p.m.

LOGAN CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash involving a cattle trailer on Saturday.

The victim is 59-year-old Bradley L. Goertzen, of Midvale, Utah and he was pronounced dead on the scene by police.

Officials believe the accident happened when Goertzen failed to negotiate a curve at mile 471 on U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon.

Police say that’s when Goertzen fell down and was laying on the road as oncoming traffic approached.

In that moment, Goertzen was struck by a truck that was towing a trailer with cattle onboard. Police say the trailer is what struck and killed Goertzen at the time.

No one else was injured during the incident and roads near the scene were reopened after closing for a few hours due to an investigation.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 9/4/21 5:10 p.m.

LOGAN CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – Police have provided more details about the victim of a motorcycle crash on Saturday.

Officials describe the victim as a male in his late fifties.

Authorities believe the man was struck and killed by the cattle trailer of a truck while he was on the ground.

The trailer was towing cattle at the time of the accident, where police say the man died on the scene.

No other people were injured and roads have reopened near the area since 3:30 p.m. after investigators cleared the scene.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 9/4/21 3:35 p.m.

LOGAN CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – Both roads have now reopened in Logan Canyon after authorities originally closed the area to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash on Saturday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY – SATURDAY 9/4/21

LOGAN CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – A person has died following a fatal motorcycle crash near Garden City on Saturday.

Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) says the incident happened near Garden City in the Logan Canyon area by milepost 472.

UHP reports that a motorcycle collided with a truck hauling cattle around 12:16 p.m. on Saturday.

Both sides of the canyon are blocked at this time and officials are asking travelers to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

The closure will take effect for the next few hours.

The victim has not been identified and investigators are still at the scene. There are no additional details at this time.

ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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