Highway shut down after motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake City crash

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 24, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Highway Patrol has shut down multiple lanes of Interstate 80 Monday after a fatal motorcycle crash in Salt Lake City.

A 54-year-old man from Texas died in the crash, officials reported. He was identified on Tuesday as Robert Childress.

The crash happened on the eastbound lanes of I-80 near 7200 West.

A group of three motorcyclists was traveling in the area when the 54-year-old biker slammed the brakes on his bike due to slower traffic and lost control.

The bike slid on I-80 and he died at the scene, officials stated. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Traffic was temporarily diverted off 7200 West and around the incident by using a nearby ramp for more than an hour as the scene was investigated.

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