CONEJOS CO., Colo. -

A motorcycle rider was killed after colliding with a bear in Conejos County.

The crash happened Thursday (8/07/14) around 3:30 p.m. on Hwy 17, about 13 miles south of Antonito.

The Colorado State Patrol says a bear crossing the road hit the motorcycle, causing the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. Troopers responding to the crash attempted to perform CPR, but were unsuccessful. The rider, a 63-year-old man from New Mexico, was pronounced dead on scene.

The name of the rider will not be released until his family has been notified.