Motorcyclist killed in crash near Academy and Bijou

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and car near Academy and Bijou Saturday afternoon.

Police say it happened just before 4 p.m. A motorcycle was traveling northbound on Academy when it struck a Volkswagen Jetta making a left onto Bijou on southbound Academy.

An investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling at an excessive speed prior to the collision, according to officials.

Authorities say the driver of the car was not injured and the passenger was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 29-year-old Juan Rivera of Colorado Springs, was wearing a helmet but was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. An autopsy report determined Rivera died as a result of blunt force trauma suffering during the collision. His death has been ruled an accident, police say.

No charges are expected to be filed.




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