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Motorcyclist killed in Big Cottonwood Canyon crash identified

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Authorities have identified the 62-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon as Barry S. Walton of Taylorsville.

The crash occurred just above the S-curve near 7000 E. on Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. (SR-190), according to Unified Police.

"It appears that the motorcyclist was coming down the canyon and, we don't know why, left the roadway and crashed into the north side of the canyon wall," Unified Det. Chuck Malm said.

Police said there were no other vehicles involved and the road is not closed.