Motorcyclist killed after colliding with bear

Antonito Colorado map
Police say a motorcyclist was killed after he collided with a bear.

ANTONITO, COLORADO (KRQE) – A freak accident killed a New Mexico motorcyclist after he collided head-on with a bear in the middle of the road.

It happened just outside of Antonito, Colorado which is about 30 miles south of Tres Piedras, New Mexico.

Colorado state patrol says the 63-year-old man from Aztec, New Mexico was riding around Thursday afternoon when a bear was crossing the road and he hit it head on.

The cyclist was thrown from the bike and died.

The bear ran off into the woods and hasn’t been found. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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