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Officials report 3 fatal motorcycle crashes in 24 hours

DENVER — Officials are conducting investigations into three separate deadly motorcycle crashes within the past 24 hours in the metro Denver area.

Warmer weather means more riders on the road and on Friday night, a rider died in Fountain when a car turned in front of the bike on Fountain Mesa Road.

In Loveland, police say a motorcyclist was riding southbound Friday on South Lincoln Avenue when he collided with an animal and was thrown from his bike.

The man was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

And police continue to investigate a deadly crash on Interstate 70 near Sheridan Boulevard that brought traffic to a standstill during rush hour Friday.

The Denver Police Department said a motorcycle and vehicle collided, killing the motorcyclist. The interstate was closed for several hours.