Motorcycle deputy killed in head-on collision in Golden

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A Jefferson County Sheriff’s motorcycle deputy was killed Sunday morning when his bike collided with an oncoming SUV, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

The deputy was traveling northbound on Highway 93, north of West 64th Parkway in Golden, about 10:05 a.m., CSP said. As the deputy entered a sweeping curve, a 2004 Saturn Vue heading south reportedly crossed the double yellow line into the deputy’s lane, resulting in a head-on collision, CSP said.

The deputy was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Though he wore a helmet and eye protection, he died at the scene, according to CSP.

The driver of the Saturn, 83-year-old Golden resident Kenneth Hosch, was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Drugs and alcohol were not thought to be factors in the case. The roadway was closed while police investigated the accident.