According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the motorcycle's two riders, one male and one female, were traveling southbound on SR-189 through an area that is under construction.
For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the roadway on the right side and impacted the cable barrier and posts dividing the two lanes, ejecting both riders, officials say.
Authorities are speculating that wind gusts reported in the area at the time of the crash may also have been a factor.
The male victim has been identified as David C. Cancilla, 23-years-old. The female victim was identified as Janet Velasco, 18-years-old. Both victims were from Orem.
This Facebook page was created to honor Cancilla's memory.
The funeral services for David will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1810 W. Springwater Drive, Orem, UT , 84058.
Visitation: 9:30 - 10:45
Funeral: 11:00 - 12:30
Internment following at Timpanogos Memorial Center
1000 N. 400 E. Orem, UT, 84057.
The following is a statement released by the Cancilla family:
To all of our friends and family: thank you for your love and support and prayers. This morning we lost a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, cousin and friend, David Cancilla. He lived life fully and loved his family more. He spent his last day on this earth doing what he loved most, serving others, spending time with his family and celebrating life with a big party. Our heartfelt prayers go to the Velasco family for the loss of their daughter a dear friend to David. Thank you for your prayers.