Motorcyclist Suffers Serious Injuries In Las Animas County Crash

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A motorcyclist was airlifted from a mountainous highway in Las Animas County Saturday morning after getting into an accident.

Colorado State Patrol says the 73-year-old rider was the only person involved in the crash, which happened just before 9 a.m. on Highway 12 near Monument Lake. The crash site is about 30 miles from Trinidad.

The rider was flown to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo with life-threatening injuries. His identity has not been released.

Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the crash, but say it's unlikely drugs or alcohol played a role.