As you have heard, there have been an astounding amount of motorcycle fatalities on Utah roads. Last weekend was no exception. In Duchesne County, a motorcycle crashed occurred that involved four people. Three of the motorcyclists died.
The Story and People
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a group of motorcyclists were travelling northbound on SR-35 west of Hanna in Duchesne County. This crashed occurred on July 20, 2018 around 10:30 a.m. Apparently, the group collided when one bike went down. The two other bikes collided with the bike on the ground. The crash involved three men and one woman. The police identified the people killed and injured and released that to the public.
- Anthony M. Cooper – 69 of Hitchcock, Texas – was alone on one motorcycle and incurred fatal injuries
- John Kwiatkowski – 62 of Conroe, Texas – was alone on another motorcycle and died in the crash
- Jason Murray – 50 of Wichita, Kansas – was driving the third motorcycle and suffered critical injuries
- Judith Murray – 53 of Wichita, Kansas – was a passenger of the motorcycle Jason Murray was driving. She died in the crash.
What Is to be Learned
Seeing that the crash only involved motorcycles, this blog will end with precautions for motorcyclists. Don’t follow too close to any other vehicle you are traveling near. You need to give yourself enough room to stop or maneuver around whatever is blocking your path. It is important to also make sure that the people you are riding with are vigilant about their surroundings. We want you to be safe and we don’t want a repeat of this crash. Please follow at a good distance so you have time to react.
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