Kevin Swoffer, 38, from Cedaredge, Colo., was traveling southbound on State Route 128 at approximately milepost 41 on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, Swoffer veered off the road to the right and lost control on the gravel shoulder, laying the motorcycle down.
Swoffer was wearing a helmet, but suffered significant head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to DPS, speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Swoffer was traveling with the Bikers Against Child Abuse motorcycle group at the time of the crash.
Two other serious accidents on Sunday
According to Grand County Emergency Medical Services, an April 22 accident on U.S. Route 191 involved a vehicle turning left from Potash Road to the highway. That vehicle sideswiped another vehicle heading northbound on U.S. 191, resulting in four injuries. All four were transported to Moab Regional Hospital.
A non-fatal motorcycle accident occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. on April 22 at mile marker 20 on State Route 128. The biker was not wearing a helmet and sustained critical injuries. The biker was transported by ground to MRH and onward by airlift to St. Mary’s in Grand Junction.
According to Utah Highway Patrol, the motorcycle left the roadway to the right and traveled along the shoulder, impacting a delineation post and eventually impacting a dirt embankment. The biker was ejected from the motorcycle and tumbled along the highway in a ditch coming to rest next to a road sign. The biker sustained multiple injuries.