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Motorcyclist in critical condition after I-15 crash near Payson

Published September 19, 2013 8:06 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A motorcyclist was in critical condition Wednesday night after crashing in a construction area of Interstate 15 in Utah County.

The driver was traveling between Spanish Fork and Payson about 6:40 p.m. when the front tire of his motorcycle caught the lip of the road where the surface had been milled to lay new asphalt, troopers wrote in a press statement. The rider lost control and came off the motorcycle, which slid off the shoulder, troopers wrote.

The man was wearing a helmet but suffered injuries to his face.

He was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with critical injuries.

ealberty@sltrib.com

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