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Man on a stolen motorcycle dies in Salt Lake City crash
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Salt Lake City police aren't sure yet how the accident played out, but about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday a motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with a car near 1400 S. West Temple.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, died at the scene, said Lt. Josh Scharman. Police are waiting to identify the man until they notify his next of kin.

The driver and passenger in the car that hit him were treated for minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

The motorcycle the man had been driving was reported stolen elsewhere in Salt Lake County earlier that day, Scharman said. The bike was significantly damaged in the crash.

There was a helmet at the crash scene, but Scharman did not know if the motorcyclist had been wearing it.

Police shut down West Temple from 1400 South to 1600 South to investigate the crash. The road reopened by 9:45 p.m.


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