NEW HARMONY — A man involved in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 15 near New Harmony late Thursday night has died from injuries sustained during the collision.
The man has been identified as 67-year-old Allen Hintz, of Congress, Arizona.
Iron County Ambulance transported Hintz to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in critical condition where doctors pronounced him dead, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Hintz had been traveling north on I-15 when he drifted from the road, crashing in the median just north of mile marker 41.
As the motorcycle went into the median, Hintz was thrown off the black 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan and landed about 15 to 20 feet away, according to UHP.
A passerby saw the bike, stopped and called 911; finding the man a minute or two later at about 9:38 p.m., UHP Sgt. Jake Hicks said.
The man was unconscious when the passerby found him, Hicks said, and started waking up when responders arrived, but his condition was still deteriorating.
The rider was wearing a three-quarter helmet.
The motorcycle appeared not to have experienced any major malfunctions prior to the crash, and UHP troopers said they don’t know why he drifted off the road.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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