Sandy officer killed in crash on I-15

Posted at 11:34 AM, Sep 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-21 18:20:21-04

PAYSON, Utah -An off-duty Sandy Police officer died after a crash on I-15 Friday near Payson.

It happened on southbound I-15 near mile post 251 just before 2 a.m. The roadway was under construction and only one lane was open.

A pickup truck working with Provo River Construction crossed over the open lane when a motorcyclist hit the truck, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

Police identified the motorcyclist as Remington D. Barron, 28, from Spanish Fork. He was transported by air to a hospital in Provo where he died as a result of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Barron was a member of the Sandy City Police Department for the last two years. He is survived by his wife and two young children, according to the Sandy Police Department.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.