Motorcycle crash on US. Hwy 40 kills Fraser man
July 17, 2011
Thomas G. Conway. 60, of Fraser died July 16 in a motorcycle accident east of Granby.
The one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 around milepost 215 in Grand County.
Weather at the time of the crash was clear and the road was dry. T
According to Corporal Kyle Newsome, Conway lost control while riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Highway 40. The motorcycle entered a left hand curve when the rider lost control and ran off the right shoulder. He continued off the right shoulder for a few hundred feet and collided with an embankment to a driveway.
The Colorado State Patrol, Granby Police, Fraser-Winter Park Police, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Grand County EMS personnel responded to the scene. EMS personnel attended to the rider but were unable to save his life, and he was pronounced dead on scene, Newsome said.
A motorcycle helmet was found on scene but investigators were unable to determine if the rider was wearing it at the time of the crash, Newsome said. U.S. Highway 40 was shut down to one lane during the investigation and is open at this time.
This crash remains under investigation.