Motorcyclist dies after suspected DUI crash in American Fork

AMERICAN FORK, UT – A motorcyclist’s life was claimed in a collision involving a truck before 6 p.m. Friday in American Fork. 

The crash happened before 6 p.m. on northbound West State Road, according to FOX 13 Now. A truck driver was stopped at a parking lot exit and wanted to make a left turn when a motorcyclist collided with the “driver-side rear quarter panel of the truck.”

The truck driver, who was identified as 51-year-old Daniel Foster, was arrested and charged with “driving under the influence and negligently operating a vehicle resulting in death, a second-degree felony.” 

Foster is being held without bail in the Utah County Jail and has a history of driving under the influence that dates back to the early 1990s. 

The motorcyclist, who was identified as 32-year-old Jason Hughes of Spanish Fork, was sent to a hospital, where he later died. 

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