UPDATE: Scene cleared after fatal crash

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. UPDATE: Authorities have wrapped up their investigation and traffic is back to normal in the are of the crash.

The cause and manner of death will be released by the Mesa County Coroner's Office once the man's family has been notified. Alcohol is being looked at as a factor in this crash.

The Grand Junction Police Department has released this information: Grand Junction Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened at about 5:15 this evening. As a result, southbound 1st Street is closed. A detour has been set up at Main St.

At this point in the investigation we believe the man was riding with a group of approximately eight to ten other riders. He was making the curve at Pitkin Ave. and lost control, crashing into the concrete barrier. The man was not wearing a helmet. He died on scene. No other riders in the group crashed.

Crash investigators are on scene and will be mapping the intersection as part of the investigation. This section of 1st Street will remain closed for a couple of hours. We will update you when the street reopens. Please avoid the area for now.

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