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State Patrol investigating deadly crash on I-25 involving multiple motorcycles

Posted at 8:08 AM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 10:08:58-04

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a four vehicle fatal crash that occurred on southbound I-25, late Friday night.

The crash happened around 10:15 p.m., approximately 10 miles south of Colorado Springs.

CSP said the crash began when a 32-year-old male driving a 2007 Harley Davidson lost control and traveled off the left side of southbound I-25, hitting the guardrail. The 2007 Harley continued southbound and side-swiped a 2015 Harley Davidson. The 2015 Harley was force to the left shoulder of I-25.

After hitting the other motorcycle, the 2007 Harley crossed into the right lane and collided with a 2008 Pontiac. The Pontiac came to rest off the right side of the road, and the driver of the 2007 Harley was ejected off the bike. State Patrol said the 2007 motorcycle then stayed on its wheels, crossed into the furthest right lane, and was hit by a 2002 Tahoe.

The Tahoe dragged the Harley before coming to a stop, where both vehicles caught on fire.

State Patrol said the 32-year-old male on the 2007 Harley was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. He will be identified once next of kin has been notified.

39-year-old Curtis Grable was driving the 2015 Harley. CSP said he was wearing a helmet and sustained moderate injuries.

The occupants of both the Pontiac and Tahoe were all wearing their seat belts and were not injured in the crash.

State Patrol said there is no indication that speed, alcohol, or drugs contributed to the crash.