DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – Troopers have identified the victim of the deadly crash on I-15, Sunday.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the driver of the motorcycle has been identified as David Wagman of Philadelphia.
ORIGINAL STORY: Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-15
06/25/2021 5:00 p.m.
DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on I-15 Friday afternoon.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the collision happened near 14600 S. on Southbound I-15.
Officials say two motorcyclists, a man and a woman, were driving southbound on I-15. The woman told police she ran over something but didn’t know what it was.
She reportedly then turned around and saw the man lose control of his motorcycle, striking a barrier on the left side of the roadway.
UHP said after the man struck the wall, he skidded approximately 50 yards down the road before coming to rest in the HOV lane of I-15.
The motorcycle then skidded several more yards down I-15 past the man.
The man was transported to a local hospital with major head trauma where he was then pronounced dead.
“It is believed the male was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but the face shield was up,” UHP said in a news release.
Investigators at the scene found debris near where the crash occurred and are currently working to determine if it may have been the cause of the crash.
Images from a nearby traffic camera shows a significant traffic jam on I-15 after the crash
The identify of the man has not been released.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.