COLORADO SPRINGS — Just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Colorado Springs Police Dept. responded to a crash near Hancock Expressway and Morning Mist Dr.
The crash involved a motorcycle and an SUV.
CSPD said responding officers found the motorcyclist unresponsive in the middle of the road. Despite life-saving measures, the individual was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as 34-year-old William T. Stewart of Colorado Springs.
According to CSPD, the initial investigation revealed that the SUV and motorcycle collided in the middle of the intersection. Stewart was thrown from the bike. The driver of the SUV did not sustain any injuries.
The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
CSPD said that while impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash, early reports indicate that the motorcyclist was possible traveling at an excessive speed. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
This is the sixth traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs this year but the first motorcycle related fatality, CSPD said. At this time last year, there were 12.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.