Motorcyclist dies in crash near Kamas |

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Kamas

by Patrick Parkinson, of The Record staff

A 53-year-old motorcyclist died in a traffic crash Saturday afternoon near Kamas. Farr West resident Timothy Maycock died in the accident, which occurred on the Mirror Lake Highway at about 12:19 p.m.

A Dodge pickup truck traveling westbound was waiting to turn left into a fee booth a few miles east of Kamas when the accident happened, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The pickup was waiting for two motorcycles traveling eastbound to pass when a Dodge Caravan stopped behind the truck was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Trailblazer, forcing the Trailblazer into oncoming traffic, troopers said.

The Trailblazer hit a Harley-Davidson driven by Maycock. Maycock and a female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and Maycock died at the scene. The 50-year-old Farr West woman was critically injured and airlifted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Maycock was wearing a helmet, according to the Highway Patrol.

The driver and passenger on a Yamaha motorcycle also fell off their bike, troopers said. The driver, a 53-year-old Plain City man, was taken by air to Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake with serious injuries. The passenger, a 50-year-old Plain City woman, was transported in an ambulance to Park City Medical Center in serious condition.

There were no other injuries. Road closures were in place for about 90 minutes as troopers investigated the crash. Troopers said the incident is still under investigation.