Motorcycle crash kills rider on 700 South

A motorcycle and vehicle collision Saturday morning around left one person dead, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2022 | Photo by Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A male in his early 20s was killed as his motorcycle and a vehicle collided Saturday morning just before noon.

Police blocked off 700 S. in both directions following a fatal motorcycle and vehicle collision, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2022 | Photo by Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News

The rider was westbound on 700 South in St. George, Tiffany Mitchell, St. George Police Public Information Officer, said. A silver vehicle was in the eastbound turn lane on 700 South and was turning into the Subway parking lot.

“We don’t know the reason right now, but the motorcycle rider laid it down,” Mitchell said. “He then hit the silver vehicle and his bike continued to slide further down on 700 South He died a short time after the crash.”

The rider was taken to St. George Regional Hospital, where Mitchell said a doctor confirmed the man’s death at 12:21 p.m.

Police blocked off 700 South in both directions to reconstruct the collision for an investigation.

Dixie State University police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

This report is based on statements from police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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