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Motorcycle rider killed in crash in Pueblo County

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.

Local News / Pueblo / State & Regional News

Richelle Stephens



  1. Sad to hear, BUT… Lack of judgement contributed in two ways. First and Foremost, NO HELMET… Head hitting ground is NEVER GOOD. Second, you don’t have to be speeding for speed to be a factor… He was going fast enough that he didn’t negotiate the turn. Rain on the ground, Sun in your eyes, Fog, etc… are ALL reasons to slow down. There something called the “Basic Speed Law” which simply states, Driving to fast for conditions, and YES you can get a ticket for it.
    Don’t let this tragedy go to waste. Everyone, PLEASE Learn from this, both motorists (seat belts) and cyclists (helmets) alike. They really do save lives.

  2. Funny a seat belt is law, but riding on a two wheel engine with no helmet or leathers is totally legal…

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