A motorcyclist died after hitting an elk and flying off his bike, the Colorado State Patrol reported.
Nick Lucero, 52, of Pueblo West was riding down U.S. 50 just before 5:30 a.m. when he hit the elk, was thrown off his Harley Davidson and run over by a Ford F-150 truck that was unable to swerve out of the way.
Lucero was wearing a helmet. The elk also was killed, said trooper Gary Cutler.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
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