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A 37-year-old Mt. Pleasant man loses life in motorcycle accident

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NEPHI — A 37-year-old Mt. Pleasant man, Armand Jay Allred, was killed last Sunday afternoon, March 31, when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck pulling a horse trailer in Salt Creek Canyon near Nephi.

Allred was traveling west on state Route 32 just before 4 p.m., as a Ford F-350 was driving in the opposite direction. According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), Allred was driving in the wrong lane while rounding a curve and the truck driver tried to move to the right to avoid crashing with him, the UHP said. The motorcycle, however, hit the truck’s front left side killing the motorcyclist on impact.

According to the report, the Ford driver was able to drive his damaged vehicle off the road and stop. He was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured in the crash.

According to UHP, troopers found evidence of alcohol at the scene. The Ford driver admitted to troopers he drank alcohol earlier in the day. He was given a field sobriety test and consented to a blood draw. It is not believed he was over the .05 blood-alcohol content limit.

Troopers stated the motorcyclist “smelled of alcohol.”

The report said there was a helmet at the scene but troopers did not believe it had been worn. Both tires on the motorcycle were very bald and had steel showing.

Allred leaves behind his wife, parents, siblings and extended family members.

Funeral services for Armand Jay Allred will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6 at The Cabin, 11344 East 16000 North, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

Source: The Pyramid

 

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