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2 men hospitalized after motorcycles crash

A motorcycle collision Friday afternoon left two Colorado men hospitalized.
A motorcycle collision Friday afternoon left two Colorado men hospitalized.
Utah Highway Patrol

DUCHESNE — A motorcycle collision Friday afternoon left two Colorado men hospitalized.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, two men on motorcycles were traveling east on U.S. Route 40 near milepost 93 at about 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Witnesses said one of the motorcyclists traveled behind the other, coming too close and hitting the back tire of the motorcyclist riding in front.

Mark Rice, 50, from Aurora, Colorado, drove the front motorcycle, and UHP indicated he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown onto the roadway. The other motorcyclist, Robert Davis, 48, of Parker, Colorado, was also thrown from his motorcycle.

Rice suffered a traumatic injury to his head, according to UHP. Davis suffered severe road rash on his upper extremities and head.

The men were both transported to Uintah Basin Medical Center, and Rice was then flown by medical helicopter to another hospital.

It was not immediately known Sunday morning what condition the men were in.