Officials identify man who died Tuesday in motorcycle crash |

Officials identify man who died Tuesday in motorcycle crash

Local law enforcement officials look over the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 40 south of downtown Granby Tuesday afternoon.
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GRANBY — Police have identified the man who died after crashing his motorcycle along U.S. Highway 40 on Tuesday afternoon.

Robert Barrow, 69, of Housatonic, Mass., was traveling eastbound on the highway at around 2:39 p.m. Tuesday, driving a 1999 BMW 1100R motorcycle, when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

Barrow, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected from the motorcycle. The man was travelling in a 45-mph speed limit zone.

He was transported to Middle Park Medical Center – Granby where he was pronounced dead. He was the only occupant of the motorcycle at the time of the crash.

Officials from the Colorado State Patrol confirmed there is no suspicion of drugs, alcohol or excessive speed being contributing factors in the crash. The single-vehicle incident occurred near milepost 214 south of downtown Granby between 10 Mile Drive and 10 Mile Creek.

Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock told Sky-Hi News her office was still awaiting autopsy results as of Thursday afternoon to identify the cause of death.

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