Husband, wife killed in car vs. motorcycle crash in Fremont County

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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — Two people critically injured after a car vs. motorcycle crash Friday, June 9 have died from their injuries.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Highway 50 at Highway 120, east of Penrose.

Troopers say a Honda Goldwing motorcycle was traveling north on Highway 120 when it entered Highway 50 from a stop sign and collided with the driver’s side of a Honda Accord traveling westbound on Highway 50.

The motorcycle came to rest on the road, according to Colorado State Patrol. Both occupants of the motorcycle, a husband and wife, were ejected and transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The driver of the Goldwing, 70-year-old Charles Decker of Cañon City, died from his injuries Monday, June 12. His wife, 67-year-old Barbara Decker also of Cañon City, died from her injuries Saturday, June 10.

Troopers say there were two occupants in the Honda Accord. The driver, a 17-year-old boy from Cañon City, and the passenger, identified as Robert Salberg also of Cañon City, were both wearing their seatbelts and were not injured.

Alcohol and excessive speed are not suspected in this crash.

According to Colorado State Patrol, there are no charges pending for this crash.


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