Authorities identify victims in motorcycle crash that killed 3 on SR-35 in Duchesne County

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 18:13:14-04

HANNA, Utah — Three people are dead and one other person is in very critical condition after a crash involving three motorcycles on State Route 35 in Duchesne County on Thursday.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on SR-35 at milepost 31 just west of Hanna in Duchesne County at 10:30 a.m.

UHP said a group of motorcyclists travelling north bound collided when one bike went down and was struck by two more bikes.

Three men and one woman riding on three motorcycles were involved in the crash.

According to UHP, the road is now back open.

Friday, police identified the deceased.

Anthony M. Cooper—69 of Hitchcock, Texas—was riding alone on one motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.

Jason Murray—50 of Wichita, Kansas—was driving another motorcycle and suffered critical injuries. His passenger—53-year-old Judith Murray of Wichita, Kansas—was killed in the crash.

John Kwiatkowski—62 of Conroe, Texas—was driving the third motorcycle and was killed in the crash.

Police say it appears that all of those involved were wearing helmets.