British tourists driving on wrong side of road cause fatal motorcycle accident

Posted at 11:06 AM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 13:36:24-04

WOODLAND, Utah – Police said two tourists from England were riding motorcycles on the wrong side of the road and caused an accident that killed one and seriously injured another.

One motorcycle crashed head-on into an oncoming truck in Summit County, the other motorcycle narrowly avoided the collision.

The crash happened near Woodland on Wolf Creek Pass (SR 35) at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said one man was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene and the other was able to get out of the truck’s way.

The motorcycle and truck both went off the road and down a 100-foot embankment.

Authorities said the truck driver was flown to the hospital in serious condition.

Officials have not confirmed the identities of those involved.