Lakewood Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Victim Crashed Into Car

Lakewood police are continuing their investigation of a fatal motorcycle accident that happened Friday night.

The accident occurred at the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street at 9 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department Traffic Unit.

Officers said the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Kipling Street and approaching West Colfax Avenue when a car turned from the northbound left turn lane in front of the motorcycle.

Police said the rider of the motorcycle died at the scene while the driver of the car was unharmed.

According to a witness, police lifted the sheet covering the motorcycle rider's body at one point and the victim appeared to be a male in his mid 30s.

Investigators are using toxicology test to see if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

Police have not released the names of the individuals involved in the accident.

This was the second fatal accident in less than a week near Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street. On Tuesday night, a pedestrian was hit and killed just north of the same intersection.

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