Wyoming Accident Kills Founder of Local Harley Dealerships

By: KKCO/Associated Press Email
By: KKCO/Associated Press Email

The founder of the Grand Junction Harley-Davidson dealership has died in a motorcycle accident in Wyoming.

According to Wyoming State Patrol, 66-year-old Bruce Rossmeyer of Florida was in a group of motorcycle riders when died after colliding with a pickup in southwestern Wyoming.

Wyoming State Patrol says Bruce Rossmeyer was trying to pass
a pickup pulling a trailer about 18 miles east of Farson, Wyoming Thursday.

Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the truck driven by 73-year-old Robert VanValkenburg of Rock Springs, Wyoming was turning left onto a dirt road when the collision occurred.

Townsend says VanValkenburg had his left-turn signal on.

Rossmeyer was thrown from the motorcycle. None of the other motorcycles was involved in the crash.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal in Florida reported Thursday that Rossemeyer was one of the nation's largest Harley-Davidson dealers.

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