Motorcyclist Dies in Pickup Truck Accident on Route 82
A motorcyclist on his way to Independence Pass died on August 21 when he crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck on Route 82, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.
The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at km 49, just west of the Weller Lake trailhead.
The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man from Atlanta, was heading east on a 2018 Honda motorcycle when he crossed the opposite lane and collided with a 2017 Toyota pickup truck, Lewis said.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle in the accident; there were no other injuries or fatalities related to the incident, according to Lewis. The four occupants of the truck – a 29-year-old driver from Buena Vista and three passengers, a 32-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man and a 1-year-old boy – were doing well, Lewis mentioned.
Speed was a possible factor in the incident, but alcohol and drugs were not taken into account, Lewis said.
Some road closures and impacts related to the crash were in effect until shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, according to Lewis.
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