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Motorcyclist killed at I-225 and I-70; excessive speed suspected

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AURORA, Colo. -- A man lost control of his motorcycle and died Sunday night at Interstate 225 and Interstate 70.

The man was traveling northbound on I-225 about 6:40 p.m. and exiting to eastbound I-70, Aurora Police Department Lt. Jeff Turner said. The ramp curves to the right but the motorcycle left the ramp to to the left side. It hit a dirt portion of ground for a "significant distance" before the motorcyclist lost control, throwing the rider off the bike.

The rider, who was not identified and was not wearing a helmet, was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Aurora Police say and witnesses reported a small red vehicle was in the area and going the same direction at the time of the crash and that the motorcycle and the car were going at a high rate of speed.

It is not known if the red car was involved in the crash, but anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Aurora Police at 303-739-6342.


  • Nick

    It’s a sad day when anyone dies in an accident but honestly I cannot believe this doesn’t happen more often. I cannot tell you how many motorcyclists I have seen fly by me in excess of 100 mph on I-25 with no helmet, no long pants, no jacket, nothing… If this guy had kept control as long as it seems he had, then he may have made it out of this alive by wearing a good motorcycle jacket and a good helmet.

  • S D Klukan

    helmet will not matter at high rate of speed, media needs to stop noting whether riders were wearing one or not!

    • Mark

      That depends on luck. I hit a deer at 60mph last year and walked away with only a shattered wrist and some nerve damage to my knee. I went down head first so yeah, the helmet saved me but in reality, its just pure dumb luck whether you live or not.

  • allycat007

    The website for Colorado’s Division of Motor Vehicles was briefly shut down late Wednesday, the same day non-citizens were allowed to begin making appointments to obtain driver’s licenses

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