Fatal motor vehicle collision under police investigation

Samantha Ye

A motorcycle and sedan collided head-on the evening of June 29, resulting in the death of the motorcyclist.

The 27-year-old male was driving his Suzuki motorcycle northbound in the 200 block of South 12th Street around 8:16 p.m., when he appeared unable to control the motorcycle through several turns, sending him into oncoming traffic.


The motorcycle then collided head-on with a southbound sedan, driven by Fort Collins resident Michaela Rupp.

According to a press release from the City of Fort Collins, the motorcyclist was transported to Poudre Valley Hospital where he died from his injuries.

His identity will be released by the Larimer County Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time.

12th Street was closed for roughly four hours while the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team investigated the incident. Police are working to determine if speed was a contributing factor to the collision, according to the release.

The City asks anyone with additional information about the crash who has not yet spoken to law enforcement to contact Officer Tim Brennan at 970-416-2229.

Collegian reporter Samantha Ye can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @samxye4.