Motorcyclist killed at I-225 and I-70; excessive speed suspected

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AURORA, Colo. — A man lost control of his motorcycle and died Sunday night at Interstate 225 and Interstate 70.

The man was traveling northbound on I-225 about 6:40 p.m. and exiting to eastbound I-70, Aurora Police Department Lt. Jeff Turner said. The ramp curves to the right but the motorcycle left the ramp to to the left side. It hit a dirt portion of ground for a “significant distance” before the motorcyclist lost control, throwing the rider off the bike.

The rider, who was not identified and was not wearing a helmet, was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Aurora Police say and witnesses reported a small red vehicle was in the area and going the same direction at the time of the crash and that the motorcycle and the car were going at a high rate of speed.

It is not known if the red car was involved in the crash, but anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Aurora Police at 303-739-6342.