Man killed in motorcycle-RV head-on crash

A fatal motorcycle accident on SR-12, Garfield County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Jacob Cox, St. George News

GARFIELD COUNTY — A 50-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday about 20 miles east of Escalante. The man whose name was released by the Utah Department of Public Safety, was confirmed to be Orem resident, David T. Wuergler. 

A fatal motorcycle accident on SR-12, Garfield County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Jacob Cox, St. George News
A fatal motorcycle accident on SR-12, Garfield County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Jacob Cox, St. George News

At approximately 4 p.m., a BMW motorcycle driven by Wuergler was traveling east of Escalante on state Route 12 near mile marker 83, according to a statement from DPS.

Wuergler appears to have been traveling too fast on a curve in the road, according to the statement. His motorcycle crossed over the center line and went into the path of an eastbound RV, striking the recreational vehicles left front corner.

Wuergler was killed on impact. The occupants of the RV were not injured.  

Speed is considered to be a primary factor in the crash.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • applejack June 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    my prayers go out to this mans family in this terrible time.

  • ManyPrayers June 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Was one of the first witness/responders on the scene traveling just one car behind. So sorry to his family for such a loss. My heart aches for what they must be going through. As traumatic as the scene may appear, I do know for a fact he passed gracefully, peacefully, and courageously. Much Love and God Bless you all during this very difficult transition.

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