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The Windsor man at the controls of a motorcycle that crashed in the Poudre Canyon, killing himself and his passenger, was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.
Brent Machado, 30, had a blood alcohol level of 0.104% when the 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle left Colorado Highway 14 on Sept. 7 near the Diamond Rock Picnic Area. In Colorado, it is illegal to operate a motorized vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.
Machado, who did not have drugs in his system, died at the scene.
No autopsy was performed on passenger Jamie Allen, 40, a mother of eight from Loveland, due to the length of her stay at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, and no toxicology tests were performed, according to the coroner’s office.
According to her Facebook page, Allen was a massage therapist at Balanced Body Corrective Bodywork and Golds Gym in Loveland at the time of her death.
Colorado State Patrol said initially speed and alcohol appeared to be contributing factors in the crash.
According to CSP, the motorcycle was eastbound on Colorado 14 when it failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle hit a post and ditch, went airborne and hit the other side of the ditch. Allen and Machado were ejected.
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