Motorcycle Crash Results in Fatality #GVCopBeat

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IMG_0390On Tuesday evening at approximately 8:20pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a motorcycle crash in the area of the 300 Block of South 1st Street, near the Amtrak station.  It was reported to dispatch that a motorcycle traveling eastbound had crashed into a concrete barrier.  While en route to that crash, officers encountered a separate motor vehicle crash near the intersection of 4th Street and Ute Avenue.  Subjects at the scene of the crash were performing CPR on an adult male.  Officers took over CPR until medical personnel arrived.  Sadly, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that several motorcycles were traveling southbound on 1st Street when one of the riders collided with a concrete barrier, resulting in the first dispatched crash.  The other riders who had been traveling with the crashed motorcyclist were attempting to return to the scene of that crash by turning northbound on 5th Street, and then westbound on Ute Avenue.  Witnesses state that one of the motorcyclists ran the red light at 4th Street and collided with a truck, which was headed southbound on 4th Street.

This information is very preliminary, and subject to change as more information is gathered.  An investigation into the totality of the circumstances surrounding the crash is ongoing.  The driver of the motorcycle involved in the initial crash on 1st Street was not seriously injured, nor was the adult male driver of the truck involved in the crash on 4th Street.  At this time, no citations have been issued as a result of either crash.  The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the name of the deceased subject after appropriate notifications have been made.

2 thoughts on “Motorcycle Crash Results in Fatality #GVCopBeat

    Debs said:
    November 6, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    OMG! HOW SAD! So they were friends traveling together. Prayers for the family and friends of these 2 motorcyclist. So sorry to hear this! That corner has been the death of several people. 😥

    John A Edwards said:
    November 6, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I was on one site last night (Facebook) when the accident’s happened. A family member of the second had contacted the poster and asked them (nicely), to remove the post as the descendents mother hadn’t been notified yet and they didn’t want her to read about it online. At or near this same time NBC 11 News posted the accident in broad detail. I wish these News outlets would be more absent minded of their own motto, “if it bleeds it reads,” and be more mindful of the present circumstances at hand.

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