Motorcyclist killed after apparently losing control; EB I-70 off-ramp at York closed

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DENVER — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after he appeared to have lost control and fell off, the Denver Police Department said.

The accident at East 46th Avenue and York Street occurred about 8:15 a.m. and forced the closure of the eastbound Interstate 70 off-ramp at York. No other vehicles were involved.

The Colorado Department of Transportation expects the off-ramp closure to be “long-term” as the fatality is investigated. It gave no estimated time of when it would reopen.

The closure caused a backup of traffic on eastbound Interstate 70.