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Motorcycle racer dies after crash on raceway, Park City police say


A 30-year-old man was racing on Sunday afternoon when he crashed and “went down on his motorcycle,” a spokesman with the Park City Police Department said.

The crash was reported at 1:06 p.m. at the Jeeps Motorcycle Club raceway, Sgt. Richard Wolff told The Wichita Eagle. The raceway is located just west of I-135 in Park City.

Paramedics responded to the crash and gave the motorcycle racer CPR, but the man did not survive, Wolff said.

It is not yet known if the man crashed and died of a medical condition, or if he died of injuries related to the crash, Wolff said.

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“It is with heavy hearts that Jeeps Motorcycle Club announces the passing of a racer during the Hare Scramble Sunday April 7th at Jeeps,” the club posted to Facebook. “The cause of death is unclear at this time. Jeeps officials made the decision to call the remainder of the races Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the racers family and friends”

The Jeeps Motorcycle Club was hosting Round 3 of the 2019 Series Hare Scramble when the crash was reported, according to its Facebook page. There was an “ATV” race scheduled for 10 a.m., a “Big Bikes” race scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and a “Women and Little Bikes” race scheduled for 4 p.m.

The club is a “private non-profit motorcycle and ATV riding club that is owned by its members,” according to its Facebook page. “We have 80 acres of ridding (sic) fun. We offer a track for all skills.”
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