Westbound C-470 near U.S. 285 reopens after fatal motorcycle crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash late Saturday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of C-470 near U.S. 285.

Westbound lanes were closed at Quincy Avenue during the investigation. The lanes reopened about 7:35 p.m.

Investigators said the motorcycle hit a guardrail and crashed. The female rider was killed.

There were lengthy delays in the area and drivers needed to find alternate routes while the road was closed.