PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that left a motorcycle rider dead.
The crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, on State Highway 96 near the border with Custer County. Colorado State Patrol reports that Earl Prado, 74, was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the westbound lanes when he went off the road at a curve, and down an embankment. Prado was thrown from the motorcycle and later pronounced dead. He was not wearing a helmet.
At this time, impairment and speed are not considered to be factors in the crash, which is still under investigation.