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SLC police identify man killed in motorcycle crash

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 17:04:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY – One person was killed in a wreck involving a motorcycle and an SUV Tuesday morning.

Authorities said 32-year-old Johnathan Burgess was heading south on 900 W. at about 7 a.m.

He had a female passenger with him.

Officials said Burgess collided with an SUV as they went through the intersection at 1700 S.

Burgess was wearing a helmet but was killed by the impact.

The passenger survived; her condition is unknown at this time.

Salt Lake Police Det. Greg Wilking said it appears as though someone may have tried to run the red light which led to the wreck.

Detectives are investigating whether the sun played a part in the wreck.

At 11:40 a.m., police said the scene was cleared.