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Police Investigate Fatal Collision

Released on Monday, September 26, 2022

On September 26, 2022, at approximately 2:00 pm, Fort Collins Police were notified of a serious collision between a Yamaha motorcycle and a GMC Sierra pickup truck at the intersection of E. Mulberry Street and Peterson Street. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the adult motorcycle rider had life threatening injuries. The motorcycle rider was later pronounced deceased. Due to the severity of the collision, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded to take over the investigation.

The investigation so far has revealed that the motorcycle was travelling eastbound on Mulberry Street. The GMC Sierra was going northbound on Peterson Street and was continuing straight on Peterson Street across Mulberry Street. The GMC stopped for the stop sign at this intersection before proceeding, and while in the intersection, the collision occurred. The investigation indicates there was another motorcycle operator who was riding nearby at the time of the collision, and investigators are looking to speak with this individual.

The motorcycle rider who was involved in the collision was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, and police are investigating if the speed of the motorcycle was a factor in the collision. “We ask all motorcycle riders to take advantage of protective equipment available and follow all posted speed limits,” said Sergeant Mike Avrech who oversees the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team. The Larimer County Coroner will release the name of the decedent after next of kin has been notified. Anyone with information regarding this collision who has not already spoken to police are asked to call Detective Drew Jurkofsky at (970) 221 6869.