UPDATE: Identity Of Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident Released

The identity of the man who was injured over the weekend in a motorcycle accident on Highway 13 12 miles south of Craig has been released. 74-year-old Richard Pederson of Minnesota crashed his motorcycle around 3 Sunday afternoon after an attempt to pass a truck on the Highway. While he was passing the truck, Pederson failed to navigate a turn, sending the bike off the side of the road. He was transported to a hospital in Grand Junction with serious injuries.  According to Craig Fire and Rescue Captain Kevin Kernen, Pederson was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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