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Motorcycle rider injured in Draper crash Thursday passes away

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-10 17:46:43-04

DRAPER, Utah — A motorcycle rider who was injured in a crash Thursday has died.

In a statement released to the media Sunday afternoon, Draper Police announced that 47-year-old Russell Garcia passed away due to injuries he sustained when his motorcycle collided with an SUV in the area of 11950 South State Street early Thursday morning.

On the day of the accident, Draper PD told FOX 13 News that Garcia was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was later transported to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries and fully cooperated with officers. There were no signs of any impairment by alcohol or other substances on the part of the driver.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.