Collision kills cyclist, closes US 287 for 5 hours

Natalia Sperry

A bicyclist was killed after a collision with a car on U.S. Highway 287 on June 30, according to a press release from Fort Collins Police Services. 

U.S. 287 (South College Avenue) closed for approximately five hours following the crash while the Fort Collins Police CRASH team investigated the incident.


According to FCPS, a juvenile heading south in a 2016 Nissan Leaf collided with a male bicyclist who rode into the southbound lanes of travel on U.S. 287 near the intersection of Bueno Drive at 10:17 p.m. The bicyclist was thrown from the bike in the collision.

The bicyclist died at the scene and the juvenile driver was not injured in the crash, according to the release

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the male bicyclist after notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash who has not already given a statement to police is encouraged to contact FCPS Officer Ken Koski at 970-221-6555.

Collegian News Editor Natalia Sperry can be reached at or on Twitter @Natalia_Sperry.