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UHP: Motorcyclist killed on I-80

Nov 3, 2021, 9:21 PM | Updated: 9:28 pm

Salt Lake County — A motorcyclist was killed on I-80 WB near the Saltair.

The motorcycle slid 140 feet in the left lane prior to being hit by a pick truck from behind. The driver was sent off the bike causing fatal injuries.

Utah Highway Patrol says the rider had a helmet on at the time of the accident, but the helmet was improperly strapped and came off at impact. 

The driver of the pickup truck avoided injuries. 

I-80 was closed at 7200 West while crews investigated the accident. Traffic was rerouted to a nearby frontage road. 

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