Parker man killed in motorcycle crash

Police identify victim as Aaron Gallegos, 45


A Parker man was killed after his motorcycle struck an oncoming car on Highway 83 south of Bayou Gulch Road.

Aaron Gallegos, 45, was traveling northbound on Highway 83 when his 1980 Harley Davidson veered into the southbound lane and hit a 2003 Honda Accord just before 5:30 p.m. July 23. He then fell off the Honda and onto the road, where he was hit by a southbound Ford van that was driving behind the Honda, said Trooper Josh Lewis, spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

Gallegos was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

It’s unclear whether he was trying to pass another vehicle. It does not appear that excessive speed was a factor, but alcohol or drugs are being investigated as a possible cause, Lewis said. The Douglas County Coroner will conduct toxicology tests to determine whether Gallegos had any substances in his system. No one is expected to be criminally charged.

The 28-year-old woman driving the Honda, as well as her passenger, sustained minor injuries when the car went off an embankment.

The state patrol closed Highway 83, a two-lane road where the accident occurred, for more than three hours to investigate.


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This was a good person, friend, husband, YOU NAME IT! And that does not put it into words... He was 217.5% better of all 4 things listed above and I'm sure higher but right now I'm working on perspectives that he's gone rather then mathematics of what I lost! It's painful sad and devistating but not for me, it's because their is millions upon billions that never yet have had and now never will have the incredibly rare opportunity to meet someone with a positive outlook on life and smile that made you want to genually follow in suit! I had this blessing and always will cherish it, I can't be sad or angry or in grief because of my loss...I'm sad angry and in grief because so many didn't have my opportunity. Heaven just got their hands full and will be a brighter place, once the smoke from his burn out disapates. Aaron, killer bee, our road captain, our friend, my friend RIP "ride in paradise"

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Report this

Well said friend of killer bee. I am honored to have known Killer Bee. He was a brother and a mentor. He was a husband, father, grandfather. I never saw him without his signature smile. This loss is pure tragic.

Twist the grip on that Harley in the sky Killer Bee.

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Report this

KB was one of the best people I've had the honor to call brother. He was funny as hell and an absolute joy to be around. He was a true and genuine soul. I will miss him greatly. RIP Killer Bee.

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Report this

Great words, FriendOfKillBee! You said it!

Aaron was one of a kind! A great friend, and a great man. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need.

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Report this

This all feels like a terrible dream. I am one of Aaron's children, he has 3. He loves his family, he had a smile that light up the room, he is a comedian, a father, a grandfather, a son, a husband, a brother, and uncle, a wonderful friend,a biker, a gardner, a care taker, and a wonderful man! He was not a drunk, or a drug addict.... That is not who he was!!!!!

He believed that he would always end up in a better place. I am heart broken for anyone and everyone involved.

Please remember to be sensitive when you speak of this accident, so many are hurting right now :(

Rip Aaron

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Report this