An Air Force airman died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Rich County.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey said Casey A. Wachsman, 28, was riding west on state Route 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 he lost control and laid his bike over before hitting the truck. Tingey said excessive speed was likely a factor. Wachsman died at the scene.

Wachsman, of Yelm, Wash., was living in Syracuse and was stationed at Hill Air Force Base.