Motorcyclist killed in Canon City crash

CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - A motorcycle rider died after crashing in Canon City early Saturday morning.

Police said they saw the rider blazing down Harding Avenue at 1:45, but just before an officer could pull him over, he lost control of his bike. The officer who was going to make the traffic stop rushed to the rider and tried to help him, but his injuries were too severe and he died at the scene.

The motorcyclist was identified Tuesday as 32-year-old Sean Wright of Coal Creek.

Speeding and drinking are believed to be factors in the crash.