LOGAN — Law enforcement has released the identity of the 26-year-old Nibley man killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash east of Hyrum. Luis Salas died at the scene after side-swiping another motorcyclist in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said Salas was riding a 2007 blue Suzuki and traveling east on State Route 101 just after 8:30 p.m. Near milepost 19, he crossed the center line and struck a 2004 white Kawasaki, being ridden by a 27-year-old Logan man, Samuel Guymon.

Blacksmith Fork Canyon fatal crash

A 2007 blue Suzuki involved in a fatal crash in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, SR-101, June 15, 2024. (Photo: Utah Highway Patrol)

Witnesses told troopers that Salas was speeding when he went into a turn and couldn’t stay in his own lane. The two motorcyclists “struck leg to leg” and were both thrown from their bikes.

Passerby’s and first responders attempted life-saving measures but Salas died on the scene, while Guymon, the driver of the Kawasaki, was taken to Logan Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

Guymon was riding with a group and went over the handlebars of the Kawasaki, when Salas side-swiped him. The other motorcyclists said the Suzuki appeared to be speeding.

Brenchley said troopers are becoming increasingly concerned with bullet bike riders who are disregarding speed limits and travelling too fast. Recently, another bike was clocked at travelling over 100 mph, while doing a “wheelie.”

A portion of SR-101 was closed for three hours while troopers investigated and cleared the crash.

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