James Steckel, 52, of Delta was killed in a motorcycle accident in Peach Valley at about 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that Steckel was southbound on 2100 Road about a half mile south of E Road when he came upon a piece of farm equipment being driven by Norman Baldwin, 57, of Whitewater.
Baldwin, who was also southbound on 2100 Road, had slowed near the crest of a hill and was turning left onto private property. When Steckel saw the vehicle slowing in front of him, he tried to brake, lost control of his 2003 Harley Davidson, and collided with the left rear quarter panel of the farm equipment. He was thrown from the motorcycle and died on the scene.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident, but speed is considered a possible contributor. Steckel was wearing eye protection but no helmet. No citations were issued to the driver of the farm equipment.blog comments powered by Disqus