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Motorcyclist dies after rear-ending car on I-15

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 22:46:28-04

DRAPER, Utah — A motorcycle rider died Friday evening in a crash on I-15 in Draper.

Utah Highway Patrol said the rider was driving recklessly and crashed into the back of a car around 6:30 p.m. near 12300 South.

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Witnesses told UHP troopers that the rider — a male who has not been publicly identified at this time — went into the carpool/HOV lane and failed to slow down enough, hitting a Toyota Prius. Both were traveling southbound.

The rider died from his injuries. None of the occupants in the Prius were injured.

Drivers are advised to expect some lane closures to continue until about 10 p.m. due to the investigation and cleanup.