(COLORADO SPRINGS) — A motorcycle rider is dead following a crash with a truck on 8th Street just north of Cheyenne Boulevard.

Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) told FOX21’s crew on the scene that the crash happened around 3:16 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. The motorcycle was reportedly heading northbound on 8th Street as a white truck was exiting the Cheyenne Plaza parking lot, near Oxford Lane.

The man riding the motorcycle was determined to be dead on scene, CSPD said.

  • Fatal motorcycle crash on 8th Street
  • Fatal motorcycle crash on 8th Street

The motorcycle and the truck were the only vehicles involved. Speed is being investigated as a possible factor leading to the crash, though the investigation is ongoing.

CSPD said this is the 18th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2023.