Larimer County Coroner releases identity of cyclist killed in US 287 collision

Natalia Sperry

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has identified a bicyclist killed in a collision that closed U.S. Highway 287 for five hours on June 30 as Gene D. Vickers.

The Coroner’s Office determined the manner of death to be an accident, and cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries. Vickers, a resident of Fort Collins, was 54 years-old at the time, according to an email sent to The Collegian by the Coroner’s Office. 


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 a press release from Fort Collins Police Services

According to FCPS, a 16-year-old female heading south in a 2016 Nissan Leaf collided with Vickers in the southbound lane near the intersection of Bueno Drive at 10:17 p.m on June 30. Vickers was thrown from the bike in the collision.

Police pronounced Vickers dead at the scene. The juvenile driver was not injured in the crash, according to the release. The identity of the driver has not been released at this time.

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

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