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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Spanish Fork identified

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 12:50:27-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a truck near I-15 in Utah County Sunday afternoon.

The man driving the motorcycle was identified by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) as Tyrel Prior, 26, of Salem, Utah.

The accident happened at approximately 2:41 p.m., after Prior hit a Toyota Tacoma that was turning onto I-15 southbound from SR-164, UHP said.

“The Toyota turned directly into the path of the bike and was struck broadside by the red motorcycle,” UHP wrote in a statement.

Prior suffered fatal injuries after hitting the truck, UHP said.

Southbound exit ramps of I-15 and SR-164 were closed after the accident.

Photos of the accident can be seen below: