Motorcyclist dead after Washington Co. crash

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-19 18:20:50-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – One man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Washington County Thursday afternoon.

The Utah Highway Patrol says witnesses saw a motorcycle traveling northbound on I-15 drive off the left shoulder and into the median, hitting a cable barrier near milepost 8 at around 2:25 p.m.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Investigators say there was a helmet at the crash scene, but it appears as if the man was not wearing a helmet and that it may have been attached to the motorcycle.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.