May 18, 2013 11:47 PM by Zach Thaxton
A motorcyclist died Saturday evening when his motorcycle went off Rangewood Drive near Austin Bluffs Parkway and crashed. The accident happened around 7:40 p.m. Colorado Springs police say the rider was traveling eastbound on Rangewood between Austin Bluffs and Saddle Rock Drive when he went off the road and struck a tree. Two Memorial Hospital nurses were first to come upon the scene and rendered first aid until paramedics could arrive. The rider was not wearing a helmet. Speed is considered to be a factor. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. The victim's identity has not been released.