The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash with a secondary collision that resulted in one fatality.
A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on U.S. 50 when the rider lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed onto its left side, ejecting the rider. The motorcycle slid on its left side, traveled off the southern road edge and overturned before it came to rest on its right side.
As the motorcyclist was lying on the roadway, he was struck by an eastbound 1999 Buick Park Avenue. The motorcyclist came to rest on the roadway, while the Buick was driven a short distance before it was brought to a controlled stop in the center median.
The Harley Davidson’s rider, a 49-year-old male from Pueblo, was not wearing a helmet or other protective gear. The rider suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his next-of-kin have been notified.
The Buick’s driver, 38-year-old Joy Fillmore of Cañon City, was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
At this time, alcohol or drug use is not suspected as a contributing factor in the crash, which remains under investigation. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Trooper Eric Zachareas at the email address below, or by calling the Pueblo Regional Communications Center at (719)544-2424.
For more information, contact Trooper Eric Zachareas at [email protected].
— Daily Record Staff