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Victim in fatal motorcycle crash in Orem identified

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Posted at 3:30 PM, May 09, 2021

OREM, Utah — A man died Saturday afternoon after a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Orem.

Around 2 p.m., two vehicles crashed near 400 N. State Street, according to police. The crash then sent one of the vehicles into oncoming traffic, where it hit a motorcycle.

A man on the motorcycle died as a result.

He was later identified as Jeremy Huddleston Schmidt, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his sister.

Police confirmed Sunday that the man's daughter was also on the bike. The fundraiser says her name was Chanel, and she escaped with only minor injuries.

"Right before the truck hit Jeremy he shoved his daughter off of the bike and saved her life," the GoFundMe reads. "He leaves behind two beautiful children. We would appreciate anything you can donate to help put his body to rest."

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