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High speed likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash in Glenwood Canyon

Speed was likely a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon last Friday that closed the westbound lanes of traffic for several hours, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The driver of the motorcycle, 61-year-old Daniel Schaub from Avon, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. State Patrol officials are still determining the exact cause of the wreck.

Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said officials are considering speed to be a factor in the crash. He explained that Schaub likely lost control while going through the curve at around milemarker 123.1 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel.

Lewis said the suggested speed going through the curve is 45 mph (posted speed limit is 50 mph), but the State Patrol estimated Schaub was going through the curve at around 65 mph.