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Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash on Tutt Boulevard

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 15:37:40-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The motorcyclist killed in Tuesday night's crash on Tutt Blvd. failed to make a turn before hitting the curb and colliding with a light pole. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

As of Wednesday morning, the name and age of the rider has not been released. The crash impacted traffic from 9 p.m. a little after 11 p.m. between Stetson Hills Blvd. and Barnes Rd. just east of Powers Blvd.

It is unknown if the rider was wearing a helmet or protective gear. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash, including whether speed or possible impairment may have played a role.

The rider's death is the 22nd traffic fatality this year in Colorado Springs. News5 have reported on multiple motorcycle-related fatalities in recent weeks, including crashes involving wildlife, excessive speed, and drivers not paying attention before pulling out in a motorcycle's path.

As more motorcyclist are on the road day and night with better weather, it is extremely important for motorcyclists and car drivers to share the road, keep an eye out for each other, and follow traffic laws.

While Colorado law only requires riders under 18 to wear a helmet, it is strongly suggested that every rider wears a helmet and additional protective gear to reduce the risk of death and serious injury.

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