St. George UT motorcycle crash: Alcohol, speed reported in deadly crash; 1 dead

Legal news for Utah motorcycle accident attorneys. A deadly motorcycle wreck left one person in critical condition; alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Utah motorcycle accident lawyers alert- A motorcycle crash in St. George, Utah left one person injured and another dead.

St. George, UT—Alcohol is believed to be the leading cause of a motorcycle crash that left one person dead and another in critical condition on Saturday night, April 17, 2010. A husband and wife were reportedly riding their motorcycle around 9:00 p.m., when the deadly wreck occurred, as reported by KSL.com.

The St. George Police Department reported Steven Sabatini, 33, and his wife Yvonne Bonhard, 24, were speeding down East Ridge Drive, when the road suddenly curved. Sabatini, who was driving the motorcycle, kept driving straight, slammed on his brakes and then lost control of the bike. The motorcycle subsequently hit a parked truck that was sitting along the road, catapulting the couple from the bike. Both the husband and wife were thrown directly under the truck.

Sabatini sustained a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI), and was treated at the scene before being taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Bonhard was flown to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Her injuries were not immediately disclosed. Neither Bonhard nor Sabatini was wearing a helmet at the time.

Police officials believe alcohol was a factor, and they were looking into whether speed was a factor also. The couple was reportedly only married a month when the tragic crash occurred.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Utah motorcycle accident lawyers.