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2 killed when motorcycle and SUV crash outside Pueblo

Two motorcycle riders died May 1, 2021 after the bike crashed into a Honda Passport.  The two...
Two motorcycle riders died May 1, 2021 after the bike crashed into a Honda Passport. The two people in the Honda suffered moderate injuries.(KKTV)
Published: May. 1, 2021 at 6:37 PM MDT|Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 8:40 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people on a motorcycle died Saturday evening after they crashed into an SUV just east of Pueblo.

According to State Patrol, the riders were traveling westbound on Highway 50C (business route) when an eastbound Honda Passport abruptly turned left in front of them. The two vehicles collided, killing the female motorcyclist. The male rider suffered life-threatening injuries and later died at the hospital.

The Pueblo County coroner identified the victims on Sunday as 59-year-old Jerry Sutton and 67-year-old Virginia Garcia, both of Pueblo. They both reportedly died from injuries sustained when the motorcycle they were riding collided with the SUV.

The 84-year-old male driver of the Honda and a 78-year-old female passenger both sustained moderate injuries, troopers said.

The collision happened at the intersection of Highway 50C and Marie Lane just before 5:30 p.m. The highway was closed until 9 p.m.

At the time of this writing, the motorcycle riders have only been identified as a 67-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man, both from Pueblo.

State Patrol has not said if the driver of the Honda will be cited.

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