Two Salt Lake teenagers were killed when the motorcycle they were riding plummeted off an embankment and into a creek in Little Cottonwood Canyon early Saturday.

Driver Ben C. Utley, 17, and Jeffrey C. Rodgers, 18, died in the 12:22 a.m. accident as they were driving down the canyon roughly 2 miles from the canyon mouth, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Cpl. Jack Terry said.The motorcycle drove off the left side of the roadway, down an embankment and into the creek. Witnesses found one victim dead on the bank while the other was found 50 yards downstream by search and rescue teams, he said.

"We assumed the driver was caught in the flow of the water," he said.