Motorcyclist killed in Highway 40 accident |

Motorcyclist killed in Highway 40 accident

Craig Press Staff Report

A motorcycle rider was involved in a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon on US Highway 40, according to a news release from Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers responded to a single-occupant crash shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Highway 40’s milepost 214, about one mile east of Granby, in Grand County.

A blue 1999 BMW motorcycle was eastbound on the roadway, driven by a 69-year-old male from Massachusetts. The bike drove off the right side of the road and collided with the guardrail with the rider ejected after impact.

The driver — who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash — was transported to Middle Park Medical where he was pronounced dead.

The driver’s name is being withheld pending next of kin is notification, according to State Patrol, which is currently investigating the incident.

Assisting agencies include Granby Fire, Granby Police Department, Grand County EMS, and Colorado Department of Transportation.

Speed and impairment are not suspected as contributing factors in the crash. The roadway was dry at the time of the crash and no adverse weather conditions were noted in the immediate area.