Fatal Collision on Hwy. 50, Orchard Mesa
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - An accident between a GMC SUV and a Honda motorcycle left one man dead Saturday morning.
The incident happened about 10 a.m. on Highway 50, mile post 35, near an entrance to the Orchard Mesa City Market at 27 3/4 Road.
Colorado State Patrol officials say a 49-year-old male from Grand Junction, driving a motorcycle southbound on 27 3/4 Road, attempted to cross Highway 50 in front of a Yukon headed west on the highway.
The motorcycle driver pulled out in front of the Yukon, being driven by Sharon Fladeland of Delta, and collided with the SUV.
The man was ejected from the motorcycle and despite wearing a helmet, died on scene as a result of his injuries. Fladeland was not injured.
Alcohol, drugs and speed are not considered factors in the accident.
All westbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours during investigation and cleanup.
Identification of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.