Motorcyclist killed after crash on 215 freeway identified

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A motorcyclist killed while merging into traffic on I-215 Friday afternoon has been identified.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, the rider was 24-year-old Ernie F. Huerta-Rodriguez of Salt Lake City.

The crash happened near northbound I-215 W at 4700 South in Taylorsville after Huerta-Rodriguez lost control of his bike as he entered the freeway.

Huerta-Rodriguez hit a car traveling on the freeway and after impact, fell off his bike. The bike became wedged under the car, which continued to travel a few hundred feet before they both caught fire.

Huerta-Rodriguez died at the scene. The driver of the car was not injured.

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