Motorcycle crash victim identified as 61 y.o. Avon man
The man killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Friday evening has been identified as Daniel Schaub, 61, of Avon, according to the Garfield County Coroner’s Office.
The wreck happened a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the westbound lanes at mile marker 122 near the Hanging Lake Tunnels, about eight miles east of Glenwood Springs.
The wreck did not involve any other vehicles, but the westbound lanes were closed for more than two hours while the crash was being investigated.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said Schaub was ejected from his bike into the median. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the coroner’s release. An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.
Eastbound I-70 was closed for a short time immediately after the crash. Westbound I-70 was closed from about 5:30 until 7:45 p.m. when traffic backed up for several miles east of the tunnel was allowed to proceed. Traffic was also being diverted off I-70 at Dotsero.
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