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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Garfield County

May 30, 2022, 6:00 PM
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(PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images)
(PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images)

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — A motorcyclist was killed Monday in an accident near Tropic in Garfield County, the Utah Highway Patrol says.

According to the UHP, two individuals were riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on SR-12 near milepost 11. An antelope crossed the road in front of the motorcycle at 9:45 a.m. 

The UHP says the motorcycle struck the antelope and the driver lost control. Both individuals on the motorcycle were ejected.

The male driver suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The passenger was taken by ambulance, and then flown by a medical helicopter to an area hospital in extremely critical condition.

The UHP says both individuals were wearing helmets but were badly damaged. 

The identities of those involved in the crash haven not been released as family is still being notified. 

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