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Collision between a motorcycle and an SUV claimed the life of a motorcyclist on U.S. Highway 160.

[DURANGO, COLORADO] – Tragedy struck on June 13, 2023, when a collision between a
motorcycle and an SUV claimed the life of a motorcyclist on U.S. Highway 160. According to
the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), the accident occurred west of Durango, near mile marker 75, at
approximately 11:27 a.m.
The crash led to the temporary closure of the highway for over four hours, causing significant
traffic delays. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation,
confirmed that the road was finally reopened around 4:15 p.m.
The motorcyclist tragically succumbed to their injuries at the scene, as reported by a CSP
spokesman in Denver. To respect the privacy of the individuals involved, Captain Trentini
refrained from disclosing their identities until the motorcyclist's next of kin could be properly
Officials have revealed that the collision involved a 2020 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a
Jeep Cherokee. CSP Captain John Trentini shared that the driver of the Jeep Cherokee was
attempting a left turn from Durango Ridge Road to head east on Highway 160. However, the
driver failed to yield to the oncoming motorcyclist, who was traveling westbound on the
The Colorado State Patrol will continue its investigation into the crash to determine the exact
cause and circumstances surrounding this tragic accident.
Motorcycles are a popular mode of travel during Colorado’s warmer months. Burnham Law
reminds drivers to be aware of their surroundings and be on the lookout for smaller vehicles.
Burnham Law sends its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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