Fred Johnson, 78 of Cedaredge, died in a motorcycle accident that occurred Nov. 14 at about 2:15 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash involving a 2008 Honda motorcycle at mile marker 54 on Highway 50. Johnson was declared dead on scene. No other vehicles or parties were involved.
According to the initial Colorado State Patrol report, the motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 50 in the left lane, went off the north edge of the roadway into the median, lost control, and rolled. Johnson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No drugs/alcohol or speed are being considered as factors.