Glenwood Springs man killed in motorcycle accident |

Glenwood Springs man killed in motorcycle accident

GATEWAY, Colorado – A 79-year-old Glenwood Springs man was killed Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving struck a guardrail on Highway 141, 10 miles north of Gateway.

The Mesa County Coroner identified him as Lyle Troth, and reported that he died of multiple injuries suffered in the accident.

State Trooper Michael Heath reported that Troth was northbound on the highway near milepost 124 at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday when the accident occurred. He was on a day trip with several members of the Aspen Valley Harley Davidson owner’s group, driving a 1991 Harley Davidson Sportster.

The motorcycle ran off the east side of the road and struck a guardrail, throwing Troth into the guardrail and then down a steep embankment. The motorcycle skidded another 300 feet down the road, coming to rest in the southbound lane.

Troth was pronounced dead by the Mesa County Coroner’s office. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in this crash, but excessive speed for the curvy stretch of highway is considered a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

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