DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A man is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in Douglas County Saturday.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said it happened at around 1:48 p.m., when a pickup truck driver pulled out in front of a motorcyclist on Highway 85 at West Louviers Avenue. That's about halfway between Highlands Ranch and Sedalia.
The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old man, was taken to the hospital, where he died.
The driver of the pickup, an 81-year-old man, was not hurt.
CSP said speed, alcohol and drugs are not suspected as factors in the crash. No citations have been issued, but the crash is still under investigation.
CSP is warning drivers to be aware of motorcyclists as the weather gets warmer. Master Trooper Gary Cutler said like snowstorms in winter, drivers need to anticipate an increase in motorcycle activity in the springtime and be careful.
Cutler said motorcyclists also need to be careful, and should try to establish eye contact with motorists to make sure they're seen.
"We need to be watching for each other out there," Cutler said.
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