Von Holgreen the man believed to have lost the mattress, spoke to ABC 4 in an exclusive interview.
"I just feel terrible if the mattress I was hauling may have caused this accident," Holgreen said.
Monday night, Holgreen was helping a friend haul a mattress and box spring from Logan to Layton. He tied it down to an ATV trailer, and was on his way. He thought the load was secure. But when he arrived to his destination, the mattress was missing.
"The rope that I used to tie it on, two lengths of nylon rope was still on the trailer but the mattress was gone," said Holgreen.
The nexrt morning, he heard a motorcycle rider died after crashing into a mattress on I-15 near Brigham City. The man who died is Royce Munns, 46, of Brigham City. Holgreen, unsure if it the mattress was his, called police.
"I wanted to do the right thing, I've got a conscience," he said.
Police confirm that it was.
"Highway patrol investigators determined based on the time, proximity, and description of the mattress, that it did belong to him," Corporal Todd Johnson stated.
Holgreen knows the motorcycle rider's family must be grieving. Although it doesn't bring him back, Holgreen hopes his apology can help them heal.
"My heartfelt sorrow goes out to this family. I feel terrible for their loss."
Holgreen also stated that he is currently writing a letter to Munn's widow. As for charges, Troopers tell ABC 4 Holgreen is only being cited for a failure to secure a load.