Motorcyclist killed in Brighton crash, identified
BRIGHTON, Colo. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with an SUV early Wednesday morning, the Brighton Police Department said.
Police received word of the crash at Highway 85 and East 168th Avenue at 5:10 a.m.
The driver of a Ford Escape that was traveling southbound on Highway 85 was attempting to left onto 168th Avenue when a motorcyclist struck the Ford broadside, police said.
Both vehicles came to a stop in the intersection. The motorcyclist was ejected and died from his injuries at the scene. He was identified on Thursday as Myron L. Edwards, age 53, from Henderson, Colo.
The driver of the SUV was uninjured and identified as Edwin Fontes, 25, of Brighton, Colo.
Brighton Police said the motorcyclist might have run a red light and crashed into the SUV.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors.
The accident is still under investigation. The Brighton Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed this accident to please contact Detective Mike Payne at 303-655-2367.
Northbound lanes of Highway 85 were closed at 168th and traffic was diverted to North Main Street as crews investigated the accident.
The highway reopened about 9:30 a.m.
It’s the second fatal motorcycle accident in two days along the Front Range.
On Tuesday, a motorcyclist was killed at the southbound Mead exit on Interstate 25 after the driver of a 2001 Dodge Stratus traveling southbound somehow lost control and ended on the inside median facing northbound.
While trying to make a U-turn in southbound lanes, the driver failed to yield to the motorcycle and struck it. The motorcyclist was flown to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was pronounced dead.