Pueblo West man killed after colliding into elk


A Pueblo West man is dead after colliding with an elk east of Penrose and being run over by a pickup truck.

The Colorado State Patrol said 52-year-old Nick Lucero was driving a motorcycle west on Highway 50 about 5:15 Thursday morning when he collided with an elk that was crossing the road. Lucero was ejected from the motorcycle, landing in the road, then was run over by a pickup truck who was following him.

Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene; the pickup truck driver was not injured. The crash is still under investigation, but CSP said alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors, and no charges have been filed.

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