On Sept. 29, at around 10 a.m., police received reports of an accident involving a cyclist and a touring bus. Officials said the accident occurred on Pine Canyon Road, a paved mountain road near Midway.
A Sandy man who had been cycling on the road was reportedly critically injured in the crash. He was airlifted to a local hospital where police said he passed away due to his injuries.
No one on the bus was injured in the crash, officials said.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. We thank all of our first responders, including our 911 dispatchers, for serving so well through these tragic situations,” the sheriff’s office stated in a release.
Pine Canyon Road remained closed from the Wasatch Mountain State Park entrance to the intersection of 224 and Guardsman Pass Road for a couple of hours following the crash, so that law enforcement could conduct a crash investigation.
No further information is currently available.