SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash on southbound Interstate 15 Friday night as Jefferson David Varner.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:10 p.m. on SB I-15 near 3200 South when the 53-year-old Magna man attempted to change lanes during heavy traffic.
Varner struck the left, rear corner of a vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. Authorities say Varner was not wearing a helmet, and he was killed in the crash.
UDOT tweeted they expected the scene to be cleared by about 10 p.m., and they urged drivers to use alternate routes. However, as of about 10:30 p.m., traffic cameras showed that traffic was still at a crawl in the vicinity.