Troopers suspect drowsy driving in head-on crash that killed motorcyclist

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PANGUITCH, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man is dead following a crash on State Route 143 near Panguitch Thursday.

Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 4:48 p.m. on SR-143 near milepost 50.5. A Toyota pickup truck was traveling north on SR-143 and a motorcycle was traveling south in the same area.

Troopers said the pickup truck crossed over the centerline and hit the motorcycle head-on.

The man on the motorcycle, identified as Kevin S. Barnhurst, 68, of Panguitch, was killed on impact.

UHP said drowsy driving is being investigated as a possible cause for the crash. The follow-up investigation is going.

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