Family identifies teen killed in motorcycle crash in Grand County

Truette Rhoda. Image courtesy family.

GRAND COUNTY, Utah — Emergency responders in Grand County say a young man suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident in the Kane Creek area near Moab Friday.

Family members have since identified the deceased as 15-year-old Truette Rhoda of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

According to Grand County EMS, responders were dispatched around 1:17 p.m. Friday after a motorcycle accident.

By the time emergency units arrived on scene, Truette was in critical condition and being helped by off-duty medical providers. From there he was taken to a hospital via ground ambulance, where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.

“Every possible life saving intervention was attempted but ultimately was not successful as the patient did not survive,” Grand County EMS stated. “Our hearts are heavy tonight as we mourn for this family. Thank you to everyone involved who did all that we could.”

Family members say Truette is from Idaho and was visiting the Moab area with his father when the fatal crash occurred.

Loved ones have created a pair of GoFundMe pages to assist the family with funeral expenses:

Truette Rhoda Memorial

Truette Rhoda – Fly High #3