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Motorcyclist dies in crash with pickup truck on Highway 82 along Independence Pass

Truck passengers uninjured in incident, state trooper says

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A motorcyclist who was riding toward Independence Pass died Aug. 21 when he crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck on Highway 82, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. at mile marker 49, which is just west of the Weller Lake trailhead.

The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man from Atlanta, was riding eastbound on a 2018 Honda motorcycle when he crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a westbound 2017 Toyota pickup truck, Lewis said.



The man was identified Monday as Jason Shorthouse. He was thrown from the motorcycle in the crash, which was about 7 miles east of Aspen; there were no other injuries or deaths related to the incident, according to Lewis. All four occupants in the truck — a 29-year-old male driver from Buena Vista and three passengers, a 32-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man and a 1-year-old boy — were OK, Lewis said.

Speed was a possible factor in the incident, but alcohol and drugs are not being considered, Lewis said.


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Some road closures and impacts related to the crash were in effect until just before 12:30 a.m. Aug. 22, according to Lewis.

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