Motorcyclist killed in fiery canyon crash

Aug 25 2011 - 9:33am


SANDY-- Authorities are investigating a deadly head-on crash near Little Cottonwood Canyon that left a motorcyclist dead and an SUV in flames.

A Unified Police spokesman says 37-year-old Christopher Conway of Cottonwood Heights was driving a motorcycle behind a car around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and attempted to pass the vehicle in a no-passing zone.

The bullet-style motorcycle collided with an oncoming Ford Expedition. Authorities say the SUV immediately burst into flames. A father and son inside escaped the vehicle with minor injuries.

Conway died at the scene. Police say speed also appears to be a factor in the crash.


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