Cyclist dies after crash at Colorado National Monument
August 24, 2009
FRUITA, Colo. – A cyclist from Wisconsin has died following a crash at the Colorado National Monument.
The National Park Service says 65-year-old Stanley Dodson of Madison lost control of his bike while riding down Rim Rock Drive on Saturday. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, where he died on Sunday.
It’s the first fatal bicycling accident in the history of the 98-year-old park, which has sweeping views of red rock canyons.
Two bicyclists riding up the hill said Dodson was traveling downhill at about 25 mph when he lost control and hit the ground. The two cyclists called 911 to report the crash.