Police identify 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Mapleton crash


Hunter Turner

UPDATE (11/4/2020) – Police in Mapleton have identified a 19-year-old man killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday.

In a post on the Mapleton Police Department Facebook, they stated the man killed was Hunter Turner of Salem, Utah.

“Hunter is a 2019 graduate of Salem Hills High School and is the oldest of four children,” the posts states. “Hunter was traveling to his place of employment in Springville at the time of the accident. Hunter was an avid photographer and car/motorcycle mechanic. His parents say he spent more time in the garage than inside the home. Hunter had purchased his motorcycle this past August and had made many upgrades to it.”

The case is still under investigation and will be screened by prosecutors to determine if any charges are appropriate.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help with funeral.

MAPLETON, Utah (ABC4 News) – A motorcyclist was killed after a crash in Mapleton Monday.

Police say the crash happened at 3 p.m. just south of 800 North SR 89 intersection.  

According to initial reports from police, a southbound passenger vehicle crossed over the center line into the oncoming traffic lane. The southbound vehicle collided with two northbound vehicles and a northbound motorcycle.

Two people were transported by ambulance to Utah Valley Hospital. But the driver of the motorcycle sadly succumbed to his injuries from the crash.

Roads were closed for hours after the crash. Police say the name of the victim will not be released until family members have been notified.

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