La Junta Man Injured in Hwy 109 Motorcycle Crash


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The Colorado State Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Saturday, September 12 on Colorado State Highway 109 near mile point 12, in Las Animas County.

At the time of the crash a 1988 Harley Davison Motorcycle, driven by Mark Ryan, a 53 year old male from La Junta, CO failed to negotiate a left hand turn in the roadway. The motorcycle and its driver traveled off the roadway and the driver was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

There were no passengers on the motorcycle. The driver was transported from the scene by Kim Fire Department to Highway 109 and Gunbarrel Road. At this location, Flight for Flight flew the party to Parkview Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained from the crash.

At this time the extent of injuries is unknown.  Driving under the influence of alcohol is being investigated as the main factor to the crash.

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