On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at approximately 1:05 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was notified of a traffic crash at the intersection of Hancock Expressway and Monica Drive West. The responding officers located a motorcycle that had been involved in a crash. The motorcycle driver was found unresponsive in the roadway. Despite lifesaving efforts by first responders, the motorcyclist died on scene. Due to the nature of the incident, the CSPD’s Major Crash Team responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. The Colorado Springs Fire Department also responded to the scene.
The initial investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Hancock Expressway approaching Monica Drive West when he lost control and crashed. At this time, excessive speed is being considered a factor in this crash. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as 29-year-old Joshua D. Sellers of Colorado Springs.
This is the eighth traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs and the third motorcycle-related fatality in 2020. At this time last year, there were 16 traffic fatalities in the city.
This investigation is still active and ongoing, anyone with information or who was a witness to this crash is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.