District Attorney Jim Wilson was driving his Harley Davidson westbound on I-70 at approximately 7:55 a.m. on May 22, 2010 when he lost control of his motorcycle for unknown reasons while entering a right-hand turn. Wilson went over a guardrail and his body rolled down an embankment before coming to a rest near the eastbound lane of I-70.
Trooper Matt Petty, the Colorado State Patrol officer investigating the crash scene, reported that Wilson was wearing a helmet and there were no skid marks. The Jefferson County coroner reported that that a gust of wind blew Wilson into the I-70 guardrail, causing the fatal crash. Wilson sustained multiple internal injuries in the accident.
Jim Wilson was a two-term elected Republican and represented Colorado’s 22nd Judicial District which encompasses Montezuma and Doloris counties. Wilson leaves behind his wife Carol and three sons. He was scheduled to leave office in January 2013. A Denver accident attorney can provide guidance on motorcycle accidents.