State Patrol investigates deadly motorcycle crash on Marksheffel


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash east of Colorado Springs near Highway 24, Tuesday evening.

Troopers said the crash happened around 6:20 p.m. on Marksheffel Road near the intersection with Highway 24. A Suzuki V-Storm motorcycle was headed south when it went off the left side of the road, according to troopers. The motorcycle hit the median, ejecting the driver.

The motorcyclist, 46-year-old Marco Luzanilla of Colorado Springs, died on the scene. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet.

Troopers said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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