Man hospitalized after motorcycle crash closes highway

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A Castle Rock man was transported to a hospital with serious injuries after an accident that shut down a stretch of State Highway 86.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at milepost 4 between Franktown and Castle Rock around 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Jeffrey Hume, 41, was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound when he failed to negotiate a “clearly posted” left turn, said Trooper Nate Reid, public information officer for the Colorado State Patrol.

“The vehicle started to lay over and fell to its left,” he said. “It looks like it wobbled when it returned to its wheels. Then it struck a guardrail, and that’s when the rider was ejected.”

Reid said alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the accident. Hume was not wearing a helmet. He was transported by ambulance to Littleton Adventist Hospital, but his condition is unknown because of privacy laws.

A resident who lives nearby said the highway was completely closed for several hours and then restricted to one lane while the state patrol investigated. 

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