Colorado cyclist killed

Scott Kornfield, a 28 year-old cyclist from Thornton, CO, USA, was killed on May 30 after being hit...

Scott Kornfield, a 28 year-old cyclist from Thornton, CO, USA, was killed on May 30 after being hit head on by a teenager driving a Ford Explorer. According to local Colorado news sources, the 17 year-old driver Chandler Thorpe had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel, and drifted into the northbound lane of U.S. 36, where Kornfield was riding with his friend Nate Llerandi. The SUV continued veering towards the cyclists, and only Llerandi was able to avoid it, escaping injury. Unfortunately, Kornfield went straight over the top and was killed instantly. The vehicle eventually stopped when it drove into an embankment on the eastern side of the road. The driver also escaped injury.

Friend Ben Pryhoda wrote to Cyclingnews, "Scott Kornfield was a Cat. 3 racer on the road. Prior to taking up road racing in Colorado he was an accomplished semi-pro mountain biker in the New England area. He loved to go uphill and Boulder gave him a lot of opportunities to do just that. Riding with Scott made all of us faster."

Cyclingnews extends its condolences to the friends and family of Scott Kornfield.

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