Motorcyclist dies after crashing into Logan River

LOGAN – A man in his 50s has died after his motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the Logan River Thursday morning. According to Officer Cade Brenchley of the Utah Highway Patrol, the victim has been identified as Kenneth W. Lollar, a resident of Roy.

The accident occurred in Logan Canyon around 9:50 a.m. Brenchley said Lollar was in a group of three motorcyclists when the accident occurred. Speed, impairment or the weather don’t appear to be factors. Brenchley said according to the other motorcyclists, their speed wasn’t exceeding 35 or 40 mph.

“The only thing we have is a possible distraction or medical condition,” Brenchley said.

Brenchley said the motorcyclists arrived at an S-curve in the road. Lollar, who didn’t make the turn, was thrown from his Maroon 2005 Harley Davidson, down the embankment and into the river. One of the other motorcyclists saw the victim crash in his rear-view mirror and turned around to help. When he was found, his face was above water and he was wearing a helmet, although it did not have a face guard.

CPR was immediately started. A Department of Natural Resources officer came across the scene soon after and immediately radioed dispatch. A medical helicopter was called to the scene as crews began to work on the man, whose identity has not yet been released. Eventually the helicopter was called off after crews performed CPR on the victim for nearly 30 minutes.

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