Police say two women were killed in southern Utah when a pickup truck collided with a group of motorcyclists traveling from California to Sturgis, South Dakota, ahead of a well-known motorcycle rally.
The Utah Highway Patrol says it happened after a rider realized he forgot a bag at a McDonald’s near Kanab on Thursday, and he stopped to tell other group members he was turning back.
Troopers say some of the motorcycles stopped in the travel lane and the driver didn’t see them in time.
Sixty-two-year-old Ingreborg Treitinger of Los Angeles and 50-year-old Brigit Stein of Germany were killed. A third unidentified motorcyclist suffered critical injuries.
The group of eight was headed from Los Angeles to South Dakota, where the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins Friday.