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Motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake City crash

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 20:17:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The southbound lanes of 1300 East were shut down at 2100 South and closed for several hours Wednesday as officials investigated a fatal motorcycle crash.

The crash happened at around 7:30 a.m. near 2290 South 1300 East.

Police report the motorcyclist, a 48-year-old man, was riding southbound along 1300 E. when a SUV turned in front of him.

When crews arrived, they found the motorcyclist lying in the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Employees who work in the area explained this area can be extremely dangerous.

"Cars just need to slow down," said Nelly Ramirez. "They’ll get to wherever they need to go eventually. Just slow down."

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police in the investigation.