Berthoud man killed in motorcycle accident on I-25 near Mead

By John Gardner
The Surveyor

One person is dead and another faces possible charges after an early morning accident on Interstate 25, Tuesday.

Berthoud resident Kevin Hastings, 54, died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car that was trying to enter the southbound lanes of Interstate 25.

The incident occurred at mile marker 245 at the Mead exit, according to Colorado State Trooper Nate Reid, at just after 5:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Reid said a 2001 Dodge Stratus was traveling southbound on I-25 when the driver apparently lost control and ended up in the median between north and south lanes. The driver then attempted to resume course on southbound I-25, however, when the Stratus entered the southbound lanes it was struck by Hasting’s motorcycle.

“The Stratus failed to yield to the southbound vehicle,” Reid said.

Hastings was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland where he was later pronounced dead, according to Reid. No one else was riding on the motorcycle and the driver of the Stratus was uninjured.

The identity of the driver of the Stratus has not been released as of noon Wednesday. Reid indicated that no charges have been filed in the accident pending an investigation.

Visit Berthoudsurveyor.com for updates and an obituary later this week.