Victim in deadly motorcycle crash ID'd

Deadly crash in Colorado Springs. 7/2/19.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A motorcyclist killed July 2 has been identified.

Police said 28-year-old Matthew Headley was speeding and missed a curve in the roadway, causing him to crash.

"It appears we had a single motorcycle traveling southbound on Tutt Boulevard just north of Barnes. It looks like the driver failed to negotiate the curve and went off the right-hand side [of the road]," said Lt. Jim Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The motorcycle crashed into a light pole, and Headley was thrown from his bike. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

The crash was reported just before 9:30 p.m. The roadway was closed for several hours, reopening early Wednesday morning.

Along with speeding, alcohol is also a suspected factor in the crash.

Sokolik said it was the 22nd crash in Colorado Springs this calendar year. At this time last year, there were 23 crashes in Colorado Springs.

2018 was the deadliest year on record on the roads in Colorado Springs.