The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on Highway 93, north of West 64th Parkway.
At 10:05 a.m., the deputy was traveling in the left northbound lane on his Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle, entering a sweeping curve. A 2004 Saturn Vue SUV was traveling southbound through the curve when it crossed a double-yellow line, traveling into the northbound lanes and passing at least one vehicle. The Saturn collided head-on with the Harley-Davidson.
After the collision, the deputy was thrown from the Harley-Davidson. Although he was wearing his helmet and eye protection, he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at an appropriate time.
The Saturn's driver, 83-year-old Kenneth Hosch of Golden, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries. He was transported to St. Anthony's for treatment.
Drug and alcohol use are not suspected as contributing factors in the crash. Charges are pending against Hosch and will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation.
The Arvada Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, and Jefferson County District Attorney are assisting with the investigation.
The roadway remains closed with no estimated reopening time.