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No mechanical fault found in Carlin Dunne's motorcycle crash at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Posted: 5:28 AM, Jul 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-03 07:32:24-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Investigators in Colorado have determined there was no mechanical malfunction in a crash that killed a prominent motorcycle racer.

The Denver Post reports that 36-year-old Carlin Dunne died Sunday in an accident in the final turn of the 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Race officials who inspected Dunne's 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype say there were no signs of mechanical failure.

Multiple witnesses say they believed the Santa Barbara, California, rider hit a bump at high speed, causing his front wheel to spin out.

A witness reports seeing bike shrapnel going over the right edge of the road about 20 yards (18 meters) from the finish line.

READ MORE: Carlin Dunne highsided at Pikes Peak Hill Climb before deadly motorcycle crash, investigators say

Dunne was a four-time winner of the 12.42-mile (20-kilometer) race to the summit of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com