DENVER — A woman riding as a passenger on a motorcycle was killed in a traffic accident Sunday evening on Interstate 70, the Colorado State Patrol said.
A male was driving the Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound near Genesee with the woman on the back about 5:30 p.m., police said. The motorcycle driver lost control and collided with the back of a Honda CRV SUV, ejecting both people on the Harley.
The male rider was flown to the hospital with serious injuries. The woman was transported by ground ambulance and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Neither rider was wearing a helmet. No one in the Honda was badly hurt.
Two lanes of I-70 east were closed until about 9 p.m., causing major traffic slowdowns.AlertMe