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Motorcyclist killed in canyon crash identified

Published: Thursday, Aug. 25 2011 10:53 a.m. MDT

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — The name of a motorcyclist killed in Little Cottonwood Canyon Wednesday night has been released.

Just before 8:30 p.m., Christopher A. Conway, 27, of Cottonwood Heights, was riding his bullet bike down Little Cottonwood Canyon behind another vehicle when he attempted to pass in a no passing zone, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

The motorcycle hit an oncoming SUV, causing the SUV to burst into flames, Hoyal said.

A father and son inside the SUV were able to get out safely. Conway was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed and passing in a no passing zone appeared to be factors in the crash, Hoyal said.

Pat Reavy Twitter: DNewsCrimeTeam

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