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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Motorcycle Crash

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash.

This investigation started at 8:11 p.m. on Friday June 17, 2022 when SLC911 received information about a crash involving a motorcycle and a Chevy Malibu at 1700 South 700 East.

Officers arrived on scene and located a 33-year-old man on the ground with critical head injuries. Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital in critical condition.

The man later died at the hospital.

Based on the preliminary investigation, officers believe the driver of the motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the Malibu as the driver turned onto 1700 South from 700 East.

The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

The name of the motorcyclist will be released after next-of-kin notifications are complete.

This crash marks the 15th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team and SLCPD Crime Lab technicians responded to the scene.

The CAR Team is a multi-jurisdictional crash team that investigates crashes involving serious physical injuries or death. Members of the CAR Team receive specialized training in collision examination, speed analysis, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, scene photography, surveying equipment, crash scene mapping, evidence collection and computer aided drawing programs.

The CAR Team includes law enforcement from the Salt Lake City Police Department and several other Salt Lake Valley law enforcement agencies.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

A photo from the scene is being released.

 

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