Fort Collins Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision
Fort Collins Police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred over the weekend.
According to an official press release from the City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins 911 was notified of an injury collision between a motorcycle and vehicle at the intersection of West Prospect Road and South Taft Hill Road on Sunday night (Apr. 25) at approximately 8:28 p.m.
The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead upon officials' arrival at the scene. Due to the severity of the injuries, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling Team) responded to take over the investigation.
As per the press release, investigators reported that a 2020 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on Taft Hill Road and making a left-hand turn to go eastbound on Prospect Road. A 2005 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle was travelling northbound on Taft Hill Road when it collided with the Civic.
The identity of the motorcycle rider, an adult male, has not been released; the Larimer County Coroner will release the identity of the deceased male at a later date.
There were two occupants inside of the Honda Civic; both individuals were transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Civic, an adult female, had minor injuries, and the passenger of the Civic, an adult male, had serious injuries.
"As more motorcyclists return to our roadways, we encourage them to be cognizant of other vehicle traffic, and to utilize all safety equipment available to them," said Sergeant Sara Lynd who oversees the Fort Collins Police CRASH team.
The intersection of Prospect Road and Taft Hill Road was closed for approximately 5 hours while officers processed the scene. Investigators are working to determine if speed was a factor in the collision. Anyone with information who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer Ken Koski at (970) 416 2229.
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