A 28-year-old Air Force airman died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Rich County.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey said Casey A. Wachsman was westbound on SR 39 about 15 miles west of Woodruff around 3:30 p.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve and drifted into the westbound lane, sliding under a pickup truck pulling a trailer.

Tingey said the Bluffdale man driving the truck told police it looked like Wachsman was trying to correct back into the eastbound lane, but lost control and laid his bike over before hitting the truck. Tingey said excessive speed was likely a factor. Wachsman died at the scene.

The Yelm, Wash., man was living in Syracuse and stationed at Hill Air Force base.