A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Speed and alcohol are suspected to have contributed to an accident that left a motorcycle rider dead.
Colorado Springs police say a man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed along southbound Union Blvd. just south of Academy Blvd. when the driver of a Dodge Durango reportedly turned in front of him.
The driver of the Durengo has been identified as 33-year-old Jason Deal. Police say Deal was on northbound Union and was turning left onto Collegiate Drive when the motorcycle hit the right side of his vehicle.
Deal was arrested and is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 33-year-old motorcycle rider has not been identified, pending notification of his family.
The accident happened at 7:00 p.m. July 26. It was the first of two fatal motorcycle accidents in Colorado Springs on that day.
The southbound lanes of Union Blvd. were closed at Garden Ranch Road for a couple of hours while police investigated.
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