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Police identify man killed in go-kart crash in Provo

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 13:29:20-04

A fatal go-kart crash in Provo on July 17, 2018. Image courtesy Provo Police.

PROVO, Utah — A man suffered fatal injuries while driving a go-kart on a street in Provo Tuesday night.

Wednesday the deceased was identified as 46-year-old Chad Norton.

Sgt. Nisha King with Provo Police said officers responded to the area of 750 South Meadow Drive around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after Norton crashed while operating a self-made go-kart.

Police say Norton was driving southbound on Meadow Drive when he hit a speed bump, lost control of the vehicle and impacted a concrete curb.

Norton was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

There were no other vehicles involved and no reports of further injuries beyond the fatality.

Investigators did not find a helmet or a seat belt in the wreckage of the vehicle, and King said go-karts are not allowed on the streets of Provo.