ST. GEORGE — A woman died and a man was critically injured after they were thrown from a motorcycle on Interstate 15 Friday afternoon.
Utah Highway Patrol was dispatched to the incident involving a black 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle at approximately 12:13 p.m. near the exit to Meadow, a small town in Millard County.
The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old man from Farr West, Utah, and his female passenger, 36-year-old Randi L. Mahas of Ogden, were southbound on I-15 near exit 158 when they rode over a dip in the roadway.
The motorcycle then began wobbling uncontrollably at a high speed, and after weaving several times, the motorcycle tipped to its side and skidded to a stop, according to a news release issued by Utah Highway Patrol.
“Both occupants became separated from the motorcycle and neither of the occupants was wearing a helmet,” the new release reads.
Mahas died as a result of her injuries.
The motorcyclist was critically injured and transported to Fillmore by ambulance before being flown in a medical helicopter to Utah Valley Hospital.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and witnesses and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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