Motorcyclist killed in Colorado Springs crash, identified

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in the Ivywild area of Colorado Springs Sunday evening, according to police.

Police said the crash happened around 9 p.m. in the roundabout at Cascade Avenue and Cheyenne Boulevard. The motorcyclist was headed east on Cheyenne Boulevard and hit a median as he was entering the roundabout, and according to police, he was ejected from the motorcycle.

Members from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, along with assistance provided by a concerned community member, engaged in life-saving measures; however, the motorcyclist died on the scene.

The driver has been identified as 42-year-old Daniel R. Stephenson of Colorado Springs.

Police said the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. Officers are working to determine if speed or impairment were factors in the crash.

This is the 14th traffic-related death and the fifth motorcyclist to be killed in a crash in Colorado Springs this year.

This is the fifth motorist to be killed within the past week in Colorado Springs. At this time last year, there were 18 traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs.

Anyone with information or who was a witness to this crash, is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.

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