Spanish Fork man killed in mountain bike crash identified

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SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Spanish Fork man is dead after he crashed his mountain bike Thursday evening, police said.

Spanish Fork police said officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the area of the Hidden Oaks Mountain Bike Trail east of the Spanish Fork Reservoir at 6:30 p.m.

It was first reported that a mountain bike was found just off the trail and the man was found a short distance away. When officers arrived, they determined the man, later identified as David Acosta, 52, was dead.

According to police, their initial investigation suggests that Acosta crashed his bike and died from injuries sustained in the crash. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police said no one witnessed the crash, so the exact time is not known. They said he left to ride his bike alone around 2 p.m.

“All indications is this is a tragic accident and our hearts go out to his family and friends,” said Spanish Fork Police Department in a statement Friday.

The Provo Police Department expressed its condolences to Acosta’s family.

“On countless occasions, he taught many of our officers and members of our community skills that will not soon be forgotten. His dedication to making a difference touched the lives of many,” the department shared on Twitter.

A GoFundMe has been started for anyone wishing to help.

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