Colo. man dies after motorcycle slides onto semi
SEVERANCE – The Colorado State Patrol says an 18-year-old man died after being ejected from his motorcycle when he lost control and came into contact with the back of a semi tractor trailer.
Authorities say Jacob Smith from Severance was trying to brake Friday afternoon when his motorcycle rolled on its side slid into the rear of the trailer. Smith was ejected and died at the scene.
The State Patrol says Smith was traveling eastbound on Weld County Road 74.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan says Smith was wearing a helmet and the crash is under investigation.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com