Motorcyclist Killed on I-80
On Saturday, June 20, 2020 around 3:30pm, a 43 year old male was traveling above the posted speed limit going eastbound on I-80 near milepost 158 on a 2011 Harley Davidson. The rider failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and lost control, crashing in the median. Several witnesses stopped to render first-aid but the single male rider died on scene as a result of his injuries.
I-80 was shut down for one hour while a medical helicopter was on scene. Traffic later opened back up with intermittent delays in both directions while the Utah Highway Patrol flew a drone around the crash site. Crews cleared from the scene and the road was open in all directions around 7:30pm.
Witnesses stated the rider was not wearing a helmet. He was identified as Darin Williams from Layton, Utah.
In 2019 there were 47 motorcyclists killed on Utah roads, a 24% increase from 2018. We ask all drivers to be more aware of their surroundings as motorcycle season is in full swing. We also urge cyclists to take the steps to keep themselves safe on the roadway by wearing safety equipment and holding proper motorcycle endorsements.