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Motorcycle crash on Trapper's Loop leaves 71-year-old dead

Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 17, 2022

MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night after he crashed and was thrown down an embankment on Trapper's Loop road.

The Department of Public Safety said the crash happened at 11:30 p.m. and the driver was a 71-year-old man.

They also report it was a Harley Davidson motorcycle going southbound near milepost 4. As the motorcycle went around a curve, DPS officials said the rider went off the road to the right and hit the guardrail.

Officials with the Mountain Green Fire Protection District said the motorcyclist was thrown about 150 feet down a "steep embankment."

When first responders got down the hill, they realized he had succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

Using thermal imaging cameras and other agencies, they found no other victims.

Trapper's Loop was closed for several hours while agencies worked to investigate the crash and transport the motorcyclist to the Medical Examiner.

The incident was the second deadly motorcycle crash in the area in less than two weeks. The other incident happened on August 4 and also involved a motorcyclist failing to navigate a curve.

The identity of the motorcyclist was not made available.