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Gazette Premium Content Fatal crash at Platte, Circle closes intersection for hours

By Monica Mendoza Published: May 25, 2013
By Monica Mendoza Published: May 25, 2013

A fatal crash at E. Platte Avenue and Circle Drive has police diverting traffic in both directions. Traffic is being diverted one block in each direction from the intersection of Circle Drive and Platte Avenue. This includes Yuma, Willamette, Juanita and St. Vrain streets. Officers were...

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A fatal crash at E. Platte Avenue and Circle Drive had police diverting traffic in both directions late Saturday morning.

Traffic was diverted one block in each direction from the intersection of Circle Drive and Platte Avenue. The roadway was opened at 1:30 p.m.

A motorcycle was northbound on Circle Drive approaching Platte Avenue. A southbound Isuzu SUV on Circle Drive was in the left turn lane at Platte Avenue. The Isuzu entered the intersection on a green light, not a protected left turn arrow, and began to turn left onto Platte, police said. The Isuzu turned in front of the motorcycle and was struck on the left side of the vehicle.

The motorcycle driver died from injuries. The motorcycle passenger received life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. The driver of the SUV reported no injuries.

Police said no charges have been filed pending the completion of the investigation.

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