Motorcyclist recounts deadly wrong-way I-15 crash, mourns friend who died

One individual died Sunday after a wrong-way driver hit two motorcyclists in North Salt Lake. A detailed pal of the person killed is sharing an necessary message and remembering his pal’s life. (Utah Freeway Patrol)

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NORTH SALT LAKE — A detailed pal of the person killed Sunday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 15, who additionally witnessed that crash, is sharing an necessary message whereas remembering his pal’s life.

The loss of life of Greg Workman has left not simply his household, however motorbike riders throughout Utah in full shock.

The Utah Freeway Patrol remains to be investigating the crash and is trying into potential impairment by the wrong-way driver because the trigger.

Workman stood out within the native motorbike group, and never simply because he rode a vibrant inexperienced Kawasaki 400 with a Kermit stuffed animal perched on the again.

“Anytime anyone talked a few journey, he was there. Anytime anyone wanted assist, or a suggestion, Greg can be the primary one to remark, and he was simply very supportive,” stated Stephan Burgin, one among Workman’s pals.

Burgin did not simply think about Workman a fellow rider, or a pal. He was household. The 2 met up with a 3rd buddy on Sunday and headed out on a journey to Wendover. Burgin described how they have been simply enjoyable and having enjoyable.

“We have been having a superb time, it was a terrific day,” Burgin recounted. “As a rider myself, irrespective of the wind, how chilly it’s — occurring a journey like that together with your finest buds, you’ll be able to’t ask for something higher.”

He did not understand simply how a lot that journey would imply to him till Burgin and Workman headed up north on I-15 in North Salt Lake on the best way dwelling Sunday.

Online picture of Greg Workman, who was killed Sunday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 15.
On-line image of Greg Workman, who was killed Sunday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 15. (Photograph: Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV)

They have been laughing over the Bluetooth headsets, Burgin defined, speaking about how chilly it was and the way Workman was all equipped whereas Burgin was solely sporting a sweatshirt and tennis sneakers.

“Greg really made a joke the place I laughed so onerous, I put my head down. And it was once I appeared up, I noticed the headlights,” Burgin recounted, changing into emotional. “And I simply, my immediate response was to twitch and swerve over and I ended up simply barely moving into that primary lane. And as quickly as I straightened out, I appeared in my mirror and I simply noticed an enormous cloud. After which I noticed his physique flying within the air.”

Workman died on impression.

The driving force hit Workman’s motorbike and two different vehicles, state troopers stated, after getting onto I-15 one exit up going the flawed approach.


Anytime anyone talked a few journey, he was there. Anytime anyone wanted assist, or a suggestion, Greg can be the primary one to remark, and he was simply very supportive.

–Stephan Burgin


UHP says they’re contemplating impairments within the wrong-way driver, which may have brought on the crash.

That driver, UHP stated, is within the hospital in important situation. The individuals within the different autos weren’t severely injured within the crash.

“When you have a sip of something in your system, don’t get behind that wheel,” Burgin urged. “Don’t drive backward on the freeway. Don’t assume you are OK.”

Relations introduced a vigil for Workman is deliberate for Saturday at Hatch Park in North Salt Lake.

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