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Man killed in motorcycle crash while driving at high speeds in Utah canyon

A motorcycle crash killed a man on I-84 Friday. (Photo: UHP)

UPDATE: The driver has been identified as Chad David Whittle, 46.

(KUTV) — A man in his 40s was killed Friday in a single-rider motorcycle crash on Interstate 84 near Mountain Green, Utah.

Multiple witnesses told the Utah Highway Patrol the motorcycle was traveling at high speeds and was driving around traffic heading eastbound through Weber Canyon. The man lost control and the motorcycle, crashed through the cable barrier that separates traffic heading in each direction.

UHP said Whittle and the motorcycle were separated at the diver, went across all lanes and traveled "for a substantial distance."

UHP said the man was wearing a helmet but in such an extreme crash it didn't make any difference. UHP said alcohol and speed were both factors in the crash. They said it was fortunate that no others were injured in heavy holiday traffic.

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