West Jordan man dies in motorcycle crash | ParkRecord.com

West Jordan man dies in motorcycle crash

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The authorities have identified a West Jordan man who died Friday after a motorcycle crash near Jeremy Ranch.

Charles L. Taylor, 56, was riding a 2007 Harley-Davidson, which rolled when he struck the back of a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis on eastbound Interstate 80 near Parleys Summit, according to Cameron Roden, a spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at about 1:25 p.m., Roden said.

"The Marquis made a lane change in front of the Harley-Davidson The Harley was in the center lane," Roden said. "The driver was not able to avoid the collision."

The motorcycle hit the left rear corner of the car, he explained.

Taylor, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered head injuries in the crash, Roden said, adding that Taylor died at the hospital.

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The driver of the Mercury, a 65-year-old Minnesota man, might be cited in the crash, Roden said.

The Park Record normally doesn’t print the names of suspects until formal charges are filed.