UPDATE 6/19/2020 – The man who died while riding his motorcycle in a West Jordan parking lot has been identified as Eric Butler, 48, of Salt Lake City.
Sgt. J.C. Holt, West Jordan Police, said Butler was giving a ride to a woman in the parking lot who told them that when accelerated and attempted to make a turn, he hit a curb and the two crashed.
Butler was not wearing a helmet, but at this time they are uncertain if the crash, or a medical condition, was the cause of his death.
The woman was not injured.
Butler was a real estate agent and a popular bartender at Barbary Coast Saloon in Murray, leaving behind hundreds of friends and family.
Barbary Coast made the following post on Thursday:
WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – West Jordan police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash on Redwood Road early Thursday morning.
Police said the incident happened area near 7100 South Redwood around 12:00 a.m. but did not disclose any details of the crash or if any other vehicles were involved.
Police attempted life saving measures but the man died at the scene.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
This was one of two deadly motorcycle crashes reported overnight: Another motorcyclist died in Millcreek.