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Sandy police officer dies in I-15 motorcycle crash

Published September 21, 2012 6:55 pm

Springville • A truck in a construction zone crosses in front of victim, who is unable to stop.
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An off-duty Sandy police officer died of his injuries after his motorcycle collided with a truck in a construction zone on Interstate 15 early Friday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson identified the victim as Remington D. Barron, 28, who lived in Spanish Fork but worked for the Sandy Police Department.

The 1:55 a.m. accident occurred on southbound I-15 in Springville. Barron was riding his personal bike, a Harley Davidson LRI, in an area restricted to one lane by construction work when a truck owned by Provo River Constructors crossed the lane in front of him, traveling east to west.

Barron and his bike crashed into the side of the truck. Barron was wearing a helmet, but nonetheless suffered severe head trauma. He died at Provo Regional Medical Center about 8 a.m., Johnson said.

No citations were immediately issued to the truck's 38-year-old driver, who was not injured. The accident remained under investigation, UHP said.

Sandy police Sgt. Jon Arnold said Barron had been with the department as a patrol division officer for two years. He is survived by a wife and two young children.

"He was a valued member of the Sandy Police Department on his way home from work last night when this accident occurred," Arnold said. "The department is definitely saddened by the loss of this officer."

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