Washington City, UT – Man Loses Life in Fatal Motorcycle AccidentUtah Legal News
Washington City, UT (March 10, 2019) – On Wednesday of this past week, police reported that a man was found dead in a fatal motorcycle accident four days after a police chase. The incident had taken place in southern Utah, according to police.
43-year-old Joseph Gary Scelza was found by police near the Virgin River Gorge after reports of a motorcycle crash. When remains were investigated, police were able to determine that it was Scelza.
The initial chase in southern Utah had taken place because Scelza had allegedly stolen items from the Zion Harley-Davidson dealership. Scelza fled the scene on a purple Harley on Coral Canyon Boulevard, which police said he owned.
Scelza nearly struck a police officer when he was fleeing the scene and, at one point, reached speeds of 100 mph in conditions that were adverse and rainy.
The accident investigation continues at this time.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Scelza, whose life was taken in this horrific accident. We hope they will find peace and comfort at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Utah
Utah motorcycle deaths are up 50% this year, which means that these accidents are happening with intensity. Officials and lawmakers are working together to ensure that these accidents do not happen as frequently as expected. Many measures are being taken to ensure that these accidents on our roadways decrease, as they are extremely injurious and even deadly to many motorcyclists. This is due to the fact that, in the event of a Utah motorcycle accident, involved parties are very vulnerable to harm.
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