Local accountant killed in motorcycle crash near Durango

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Local accountant Michael Jakino was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash near Durango.

Jakino and his wife Robin Jakino were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle north on U.S. Highway 550 near Durango at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the crash occurred, according to a report provided by Colorado State Patrol.

A Toyota Tacoma pickup truck heading south on U.S. Highway 550 crossed the center line and struck the motorcycle, causing both husband and wife to be thrown from the road, the report states.

Robin Jakino, who was wearing a motorcycle helmet, suffered life-threatening injuries, but was transported to Denver for treatment and is in stable condition, according to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Chad Martin. Michael Jakino was found dead at the scene. He was 64.

The driver of the pickup truck, Kristen Moon, was not injured in the crash, according to the report. Martin said Moon, 24, of Durango, received two citations for careless driving.

Michael Jakino was a partner at the Farmington accounting firm Solga & Jakino P.A. and served on the board of directors for San Juan Regional Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. He served as chairman of the board from 2010 to 2012.

Robin Jakino has served as a volunteer chaplain at the hospital for more than 10 years, primarily at the San Juan Regional Cancer Center providing support to cancer patients and their family.

Hospital spokeswoman Roberta Rogers said in a statement Michael Jakino "was a friend to all."

"Our hearts and prayers are with Robin Jakino," she said. "It is difficult to express in words how we feel."

Bob Lehmer, a friend of the family, said Michael and Robin Jakino are revered in the community.

"We're just devastated by the tragedy, and we are praying Robin makes a recovery that's speedy, and she stays strong," Lehmer said.

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