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Police Investigate Fatal Collision

Released on Monday, April 26, 2021

On April 25, 2021 at approximately 8:28 pm, 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 scene, the motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased. Due to the severity of the injuries, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling Team) responded to take over the investigation.

Investigators determined that a 2020 Honda Civic was travelling southbound on Taft Hill Road and making a left-hand turn to go eastbound on Prospect Road. A 2005 Honda CBR600RR was travelling northbound on Taft Hill Road when it collided with the Civic. The motorcycle rider was an adult male, and his identity will be released by the Larimer County Coroner at a later time. There were two occupants inside the Civic; both of which 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.