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Motorcyclist killed in Virgin River Gorge crash was going 140 mph

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 15:02:09-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Police have identified a motorcyclist who suffered fatal injuries in a crash in the Virgin River Gorge Saturday afternoon.

Officials said 44-year-old Miguel Angel Rico, of Henderson, Nevada, was going an estimated 140 mph before the fatal crash.

St. George News reports the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to the crash around 3:42 p.m. Saturday just north of the Cedar Pocket rest area off ramp, which is in Arizona near the Utah and Nevada borders.

“Witnesses reported two motorcycles traveling in excess of 100 mph. One of the motorcycle riders left the right edge of the roadway, struck the guard rail and crashed,” Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Bottoms told St. George News.