PLAIN CITY — A Box Elder County man is dead following a Saturday motorcycle crash in Plain City.
Police responded to a single-vehicle crash just after noon on Saturday and found a 41-year-old man had crashed his motorcycle, according to Lt. Matt Jensen with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.
The man was driving his motorcycle east on 1900 North in Plain City, and lost control in an “S” curve near 3100 West. The man was ejected from his motorcycle, Jensen said.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital with numerous injuries, including head trauma. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Jensen identified the man as Robert Overdiek, a 41-year-old Box Elder County resident.
Jensen said the motorcycle was likely driving over 50 mph at the time of the crash, and the speed limit for the road is 40 mph.
Overdiek was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Jensen said.
The county sheriff’s office always encourages those driving motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs to wear a helmet while riding, Jensen said. Riders should always pay attention to speed limits and drive defensively.
With temperatures rising, car drivers should be aware of the increased number of motorcyclists on Utah roads.