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Texas resident dies in dirt bike crash

By Randi Pierce

Staff Writer

A Texas man died Oct. 3 following a dirt bike accident on Forest Service Road 648 (West Fork Road).

According to the Colorado State Patrol incident blotter, the incident took place around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3.

According to the report, Kevin R. Caunt, 51, of Georgetown, Texas, was riding his dirt bike northbound on West Fork Road when he and the bike fell to the left side.

Caunt was ejected from the bike and landed a few feet away on his head and shoulder, the report indicates.

The driver was not wearing a helmet, said CSP spokesman Doug Wiersma.

Caunt was taken to Pagosa Springs Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

randi@pagosasun.com

 

 

 

 

 

This story was posted on October 8, 2013.
  • Kemo Sabee

    Sad to hear this but, this is why we wear helmets folks! Chance of survival is 37% greater wearing one.