On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the Colorado Springs Police Department began an investigation into a single vehicle fatal traffic crash, south of the intersection of Tutt Boulevard and Alderney Way.
The driver in that crash has been identified as 28 year old Matthew A. Headley of Colorado Springs. Mr. Headley was driving a motorcycle, at a high rate of speed, southbound on Tutt Boulevard when he ran off the right side of the roadway just south of Alderney Way.
Mr. Headley, who was not wearing a helmet, died on scene as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. There were no other vehicles involved in the incident. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.
Mr. Headley is the 22nd traffic fatality and the fourth motorcyclist to be killed in Colorado Springs this year.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 9:00 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a single vehicle crash, south of the intersection of Alderney Way and Tutt Blvd. Upon arrival, officers located the driver of the vehicle deceased on scene. The Major Crash Team responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a single motorcycle was travelling southbound on Tutt Blvd passing Alderney Way, when the vehicle failed to negotiate the curve in the road, striking the right curb and ejecting the adult male driver from the motorcycle. It is unknown at this time if speed or impairment is a factor in the crash.
This is the 22nd traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2019; there were 23 traffic fatalities this time last year.
This traffic investigation is in the early stages and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477