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Millcreek man killed in motorcycle crash

Unified police investigate a fatal accident on Highland Drive and 4600 South in Millcreek on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.
Unified police investigate a fatal accident on Highland Drive and 4600 South in Millcreek on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

MILLCREEK — A 23-year-old man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car Thursday.

Around 5:25 p.m., Unified police began getting calls about a motorcycle that was driving north on Highland Drive at a very high rate of speed, according to Sgt. Melody Cutler.

“At the same time, there was a southbound vehicle on Highland Drive, and that vehicle was turning left into the condominiums over here,” Cutler said. “The motorcyclist T-boned that car and was thrown from the motorcycle.”

There were two nurses near the scene of the accident, approximately 4600 S. Highland Drive, who attempted to administer aid to the motorcyclist, 23-year-old Luke Steed, of Millcreek.

“They attempted life-saving measures on this young man, but unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries,” Cutler said. “The driver of the vehicle remained on scene, and she’s been very cooperative.”

The female driver did sustain minor injuries, but she was treated at the scene by firefighter paramedics.

Unified police offered condolences to Steed’s family Thursday night as investigators continued to work at the scene of the accident, which closed both directions of Highland Drive from 4500 South to 4800 South for several hours.

Cutler offered advice to drivers of both cars and motorcycles.

“It’s a beautiful day,” she said, noting there may be more people riding motorcycles in nice weather.

“So two things here. One ... the advice I always tell my children is always look for a motorcycle. If you’re looking for a motorcycle, you’re going to see a car. So keep that in mind, they are still out here. And the other thing, if I could just plead to motorcyclists: Please, wear your helmet and your protective gear. It saves lives.”