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A 55-year-old Carbondale man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on Highway 133, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

David Newcomb was heading south on the highway on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he went off the right side of the road and traveled 231 feet. Newcomb, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected off the bike, according to the patrol. The bike rolled 2 1/4 times. Newcomb was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred 20 miles south of Carbondale.



The accident remains under investigation. Alcohol and speed are not considered to be contributing factors in the crash, the patrol said.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Carbondale Fire Department, Colorado Department of Transportation and Shaun’s Towing Service also responded to the scene.



The first-ever “Roaring Fork Valley Re-Coat” coat drive is scheduled for Oct. 4-8. Coats will be collected throughout the valley and redistributed, in an effort to keep everyone warm this winter.

Drop-off boxes will be located at all public elementary, middle and high schools in the valley, from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Donors are asked to bring only clean coats that are ready for wear. Coats in all sizes, for adults and children, are welcome.

Coats will be redistributed on Halloween weekend, Oct. 30-31, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Any remaining coats will be donated to Family Resource Centers and LIFT-UP.

For more information, e-mail RFVcoat@gmail.com, or call (970) 315-0228.


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