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Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Pitkin Avenue Crash

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Updated: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:47:13 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred around 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the man was making the curve at Pitkin Avenue and lost control, crashing into a concrete barrier, and died on scene. They are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified him as 57-year-old Ronald Terry Wilson, of Grand Junction.

Southbound 1st Street was closed for roughly three hours during their investigation, with a detour set up on Main Street.

The motorcyclist was traveling with approximately 8-10 other bikers, but no one else in the group crashed, officials said. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

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