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Motorcyclist dies after crash on eastern Utah highway

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Posted at 8:34 PM, May 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 00:35:46-04

CARBON COUNTY, Utah — A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash last week while riding with a group on U.S. Highway 191.

The Utah Highway Patrol said three bikers were heading north on the highway near mile marker 258, about 10 miles northeast of Helper, around 5 p.m. on Thursday when the accident occurred.

The area has multiple "S-turns," UHP said, and one of the riders failed to navigate one of the curves. She had a motorcycle learner's permit and reportedly did not have much experience.

The victim, a female rider whose name has not been released, lost control and crashed into the guardrail. She was then thrown off the bike and over the rail.

Despite lifesaving measures, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

This was one of multiple fatal crashes that have occurred in the past week.

One of those was another fatal motorcycle crash that occurred just a few days later near Bryce Canyon. UHP said an antelope jumped onto the highway, and the bike crashed into it. Two people were on board — one died from his injuries, while another was taken to a hospital in "extremely" critical condition.