Trooper Dies in Deer Vs. Motorcycle Accident

By: KKTV 11 News Email
By: KKTV 11 News Email

A Colorado State Trooper has died after his motorcycle collided with a deer.

State Trooper Mark Dold was off-duty when the crash happened this morning shortly after 10 a.m. Dold was heading north on Colorado highway 550 one mile north of Ridgway when a herd of deer entered crossed the road in front of him. When Dold tried to avoid hitting a deer, he lost control of his 1999 Honda motorcycle.

Dold's motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and down an embankment. He was ejected from the motorcycle and his body hit a large fence post, resulting in fatal injuries. He was wearing a helmet, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Dold was stationed at Troop 5-A in Durango, CO. He is survived his parents, wife, two sons and a daughter.


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  • by Mary beth Torres Location: Pueblo on Oct 15, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    THIS IS THE MOST SADDEST STORY. JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW SHORT CAN BE ND THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN DAY TO DAY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY
  • by unk Location: colo springs on Oct 15, 2007 at 07:27 AM
    querias way!
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