Two killed after motorcycle rear-ends pickup truck on US-89 in Kane County

A fatal crash in Kane County June 2, 2018. Image courtesy Utah Highway Patrol.

KANE COUNTY, Utah – Two people were killed after a motorcycle rear-ended a pickup truck on US-89 in Kane County Saturday.

The Utah Highway Patrol states the crash occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday near milepost 85 on US-89, near Orderville, Utah.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle with two aboard was traveling behind a Toyota Tacoma, which stopped to turn left on Frost Lane.

Troopers say the motorcycle rider did not slow quickly enough and impacted the rear of the pickup truck.

Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.

The deceased were later identified as 50-year-old Charles G. Rau and 44-year-old Renee L. Chartier, both of whom are from Kanab.

The occupants of the pickup truck were not injured.