Preston man dies in motorcycle crash

PRESTON – A 30-year-old Preston, Idaho man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash in Franklin County. The accident was reported at 8:19 p.m. on East Glendale Road, near North 2200 East, just east of Preston.

Idaho State Police report Kevin M. Lauritzen was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, eastbound, when he failed to negotiate a curve. The bike went off the left shoulder of the road, through a fence and came to a stop in a residential pond.

Lauritzen was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported by paramedics to Franklin County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Lauritzen’s social media accounts, he attended Mountain Crest High School and was employed at Nucor. Funeral services are being arranged.

Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. They are being assisted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Preston Police Department, and the Franklin County Fire Department.

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