TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Neighbors are mourning the death of a one-year old who fell from a speeding motorcycle in the Bridge Side Landing Apartments.
"That is really horrific. I'm saddened to hear it," said Marley Sage Gable.
It was common for Shannon Moore to take his baby named Richard Moore on rides, according to several neighbors. "My husband and I both said, 'Slow down put a helmet on your baby' and he just keeps going. He doesn't say anything," said Janet Worthen.
Shannon was driving his motorcycle at a high rate of speed with his son on the gas tank when he came to a 90 degree turn. Police paint markings a 30 foot of skid mark and deep gouges in the pavement where the motorcycle crashed and ejected both the father and the son. Neither were wearing helmets.
Unified Police say it doesn't appear Shannon was breaking any laws, but officers say it's obviously dangerous to put a one year old on a motorcycle. "I feel bad for both of them. I feel real bad for the little child. The little child did not deserve this at all," said Worthen.
Richard died at the scene. His father was treated and released from IMC in Murray.
Prosecutors will likely press charges against Shannon.