UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, 5/11/22, 9:38 P.M.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man has died after his motorcycle collided with an SUV in downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to the crash at 400 South and West Temple around 4:10 p.m.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown was in the area when he noticed the crash.

Before Chief Brown arrived at the crash scene, community members had begun administering CPR on the motorcyclist, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Josue Vega.

Police said Vega was traveling at a high speed when his motorcycle collided with the SUV.

“Investigators believe, based on witness statements, that Vega was attempting to beat a yellow light,” a press release from SLCPD states.

The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and is cooperating in the investigation.

400 South was closed from Main Street to 200 West and West Temple was closed from 300 South to 500 South for a few hours which caused significant delays. All roads have since re-opened.

This crash marks the 13 traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police are responding to a fatal crash in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

Salt Lake City Police (SLCPD) says the deadly crash involves a motorcycle and an SUV.

Police the crash happened near the area 400 South West Temple.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) says traffic has been closed intersection of West Temple and West 400 South.

Drivers headed to the area should seek an alternate route of travel at this time.

This is a developing story and ABC4 will update this article as more information becomes available.