Colorado man who died after motorcycle crash struck a sheep north of Shiprock

Joshua Kellogg
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A Colorado man has died following a fatal motorcycle crash after he struck a sheep that was in the roadway on U.S. Highway 491, north of Shiprock.

Robert Wolf, 54, of Arvada, Colorado, died following the crash on the afternoon of May 3 along U.S. Highway 491, just south of the New Mexico and Colorado state lines, according to a New Mexico State Police press release and spokesperson Dusty Francisco.

Dispatch received the call around 12:51 p.m. on May 3.

Wolf was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on U.S. Highway 491 near mile marker 107 when the vehicle struck a sheep that was in the roadway.

The driver was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported by paramedics to an area hospital.

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Wolf was pronounced dead at the hospital.

State police said alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Law enforcement was still investigating the crash.

Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at

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