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2 dead after crashing into semi on Hwy. 85

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 12:31:03-04

Two people died Friday after a motorcycle crashed into a semi on Highway 85 near Fort Lupton, police told 7NEWS.

The motorcycle was going north on Highway 85, possibly at a high rate of speed, when it hit the right front part of the hood of the semi, which was crossing Weld County Road 18 at the same time, said Ft. Lupton Chief of Police Ken Poncelow. 

The Fort Lupton Fire Protection District tweeted the accident forced the closure of the highway in both directions.

AIRTRACKER7 flew over the scene, which showed the white semi with its hood opened and partially burned as crews were investigating the scene of the crash. 

The driver of the semi was not hurt in the crash. The deceased have only been identified as a man and a woman. 

Highway 85 was reopened late Friday afternoon. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 7NEWS for the latest. 

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