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Motorcyclist killed in overnight single-vehicle crash ID’d

Posted at 7:01 AM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 18:38:09-04

WEST JORDAN – A motorcyclist died late Saturday night after police say he lost control of his bike near 8500 South on Old Bingham Highway.

West Jordan Police say driver cam across the crash and contacted emergency services. However, by the time they arrived, the driver had already passed away.

The rider has now been identified as 46-year-old  Luciano Lopez of West Valley City.

Officers say motorcycle fatalities are on the rise.

“It seems like we’ve seen a spike this year in motorcycle fatalities and motorcycle accidents in general,” said Sergeant J.C. Holt with the West Jordan Police Department. “A lot of that has to do with the weather has been very nice and we have a lot of people out and about on motorcycles.”

Police noted that there is a curve in the road and they believe that’s where the driver lost control, but the entire incident remains under investigation.