Fatal accident shuts down U.S. Highway 85 Monday morning

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - An accident Monday morning shut down U.S. highway 85 in both directions between Cheyenne and Torrington.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. when a motorcyclist was taking a curve near mile marker 26. As he took the curve, an SUV came over the hill and the motorcyclist hit the SUV head on.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is not being released at this time.