State Patrol investigating fatal crash involving motorcycle in southeast El Paso County

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Colorado State Patrol says they're investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in southeast El Paso County Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 2:05 p.m., State Troopers responded to a report of a crash between a utility truck and a motorcycle in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood at Fontaine and Lamine Drive.

The motorcyclist, identified as 33-year-old Franklin Beckwith of Colorado Springs, died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, according to a press release from CSP. The truck driver, 22-year-old Jose De La Cruz-De Los Santos also of Colorado Springs, was not injured.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

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