One man died Friday night in a motorcycle crash in north Colorado Springs, according to police.

The crash happened on Rangewood Drive, north of Briargate Boulevard.

Police say a large group of motorcyclists was traveling south on Rangewood when one of the motorcyclists hit a curb while trying to negotiate a curve in the road. He was thrown from the motorcycle and died in the crash.

The driver was wearing a helmet.

This is the 23rd traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year and the fifth involving a motorcycle, police say. There were 25 traffic deaths at this time in 2018.

The crash was reported at about 9:15 p.m.

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Jerry has worked in several roles at The Gazette since joining the staff in August 1997. He's the Digital Director. Jerry is a native of North Dakota and went to college in Minnesota.

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