Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Mattress on Utah Highway

June 6, 2012

Troopers say a motorcyclist has died after hitting a mattress on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, Utah.

Highway patrol officials say the man was driving southbound near mile marker 353 about 10:45 p.m. Monday when he hit the debris in the roadway and went down.

A helicopter ambulance was dispatched, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Troopers say they’re not sure how the mattress ended up in a roadway, but are looking for its owner.

The crash is under investigation. The man’s name has not yet been released.

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