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UHP says speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash in Daggett County

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 10:19:36-04

DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — A man from Tennessee suffered fatal injuries after striking a trailer while on a motorcycle Saturday morning.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Little Hole Road in Daggett County around 10:50 a.m.

Garrett Barnett of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was traveling eastbound on a motorcycle, and he rounded a corner and encountered a slower-moving Jeep towing a boat trailer.

Barnett attempted to avoid striking the trailer but was unsuccessful. The man was wearing a helmet but suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

UHP states speed was a factor in the crash.