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Police identify man killed in motorcycle crash in East Canyon

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Sep 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-30 17:00:38-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY – A man injured in a motorcycle crash in East Canyon on Friday night has died.

Police identified the deceased as 57-year-old Alex Russell Ferrell.

Unified Police say Russell, a Salt Lake City resident, was driving up the canyon around 6 p.m. when he lost control and went off the roadway. They say he then traveled around 40-50 yards down the mountain.

He was transported via ground ambulance to a nearby hospital where police say he was later pronounced deceased.

The crash is still under investigation by Unified Police and a ‘Crash Analysis Reconstruction team.’

Unified police say they don’t believe road conditions were a factor in the crash and that the cause is still unclear.