James Mair dies in fatal Utah pedestrian-motorcycle crash

Utah pedestrian-motorcycle crash death of James Mair – obituary

A 43-year-old father died last week after being hit by a 19-year-old biker outside his house in Utah.

James Mair was hospitalized after being hit by a motorcycle in his neighborhood on Monday night, according to Draper Police Department authorities.

“It is suspected that Mr. Mair stepped into the lane to delay the biker,” authorities stated in a statement to PEOPLE. “Witnesses say the motorcycle was going too fast.”

Mair, better known as JD by family and friends, died as a result of his injuries a few hours later on Tuesday morning.