Carlin Dunne, 4-Time Pikes Peak Hill Climb Champion, Killed in Accident During Event
Colorado Springs, CO— Motorcycle champion Carlin Dunne died Sunday after a crash during the 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dunne had previously won the event four times.
Dunne was participating in the 12.42-mile race to the summit of Pikes Peak when he crashed near the finish line.
The exact cause of the crash is still unknown, but according to news reports, riders had had trouble with a small bump in the road near the summit during the morning. Witnesses say they say Dunne hit the bump as high speed, causing him to spin out.
Following the crash, friends and fans left candles and flowers outside of Dunne’s dealership in Santa Barbara.
Source: KEYT 3
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