(CBS4) – A young motorcyclist has died after a crash in the southwestern part of the Denver metro area. It happened on Sunday night at West Ken Caryl Avenue and Shaffer Parkway in Jefferson County.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol say a car and motorcycle collided but it’s not clear what driver may have been at fault.

Family members and dozens of friends were gathered near the scene of the crash afterwards and police said many were sobbing.

The victim hasn’t been identified.

  1. Based on a response to the CSP’s post, it seems that the victim was Dawson Hooks, a graduate of Columbine High School. Dawson’s last post on fb depicts him and a friend on their motorcycles. We should require that every time someone seeks an endorsement on their driver’s license to ride them or purchase one that they sign an affidavit acknowledging being told of the relative risk of death, ~28 times as great as travelling by car.

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