Westminster man dies in Summit County crash
Summit Daily News
Summit County, CO Colorado
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado – Jim Devish, a 63-year-old man from Westminster, died Sunday in a motorcycle crash. The Summit County Coroner’s office stated the “cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma to the chest.”
According to Richard Eaton, Summit County’s deputy coroner, Devish’s next of kin has been notified of his death.
The Colorado State Patrol said troopers responded to the crash around 12:45 p.m. Sunday, at the Highway 9 milepost 78 in Summit County. The accident caused the highway to be closed for some time.
According to the news release issued by the CSP, witnesses at the accident said Devish was passing vehicles “at a high rate of speed and crossing the double yellow lane line.” Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors in the crash.
After suffering life-threatening injuries, Devish was transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco. While on the way to the hospital, he passed away, reportedly in Breckenridge.
What caused the accident?
Devish’s black 2005 Honda Shadow motorcycle was traveling southbound on Highway 9 and a red 1996 Chevrolet 1500 was traveling northbound. Devish lost control and rolled his bike onto its right side. As the motorcycle rolled, it skidded into the northbound lane and the Chevrolet hit the front of the bike, causing Devish to be ejected.
The driver of the Chevrolet was Epigmenio Garcia, age 80. Pauline Garcia, 75 and Jose Garcia, age 54, were passengers in the Chevy. No one inside the vehicle was injured and everyone was wearing their seatbelts.
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