Man killed in Swan Mountain Road motorcycle crash identified |

Man killed in Swan Mountain Road motorcycle crash identified

A garbage truck overturned on Swan Mountain Road on Thursday, August 10, killing a motorcyclist who was visiting from Florida.
Courtesy of the Colorado State Patrol |

The Summit County Coroner’s Office released the name of a man who was killed in a collision with a garbage truck on Swan Mountain Road on Thursday night, Aug. 10.

Mitchell Kaminsky, 68, was visiting from Palm Beach, Florida at the time of the accident. The coroner’s office has ruled his death accidental and says it was caused by multiple blunt force trauma injuries he sustained in the crash.

A Colorado State Patrol spokesman has said that around 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Kaminsky’s motorcycle may have drifted slightly into the oncoming lane while he rounded a sharp curve near Summit Cove where Swan Mountain Road swings uphill toward Highway 9.

A fully laden garbage truck travelling downhill then appeared to have swerved, possibly to avoid Kaminsky, and fell on its side. Kaminsky then collided with it as it lay in the road and was later pronounced dead at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.

The CSP spokesman said the agency did not suspect the driver was impaired and did not file any criminal charges. The driver and a single passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital but left without serious injuries, he said.

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Officials have not indicated whether or not they suspect Kaminsky was impaired. A toxicology report will not be completed for weeks, the coroner’s office said.

CSP is still investigating all possible actors contributing to the crash, the agency’s spokesman said.

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