Motorcyclist killed in crash in Wheat Ridge

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash with a vehicle on Wednesday night, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said.

The crash happened about 8 p.m. at West 48th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard.

Wadsworth was closed in both directions between Interstate 70 and West 44th Avenue during the crash investigation. It has since reopened.

The name, age and gender of the motorcyclist were not released, pending an autopsy and notification of next of kin.

It's not known if the driver of the vehicle was injured or if there were any passengers in the vehicle.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.