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A motorcyclist died Friday night in Thornton after striking a curb in front of the police department, police said.

The driver was headed westbound when he struck a curb in the 1000 block of Thornton Parkway, police said. The department announced the crash and subsequent road closure at 11:56 p.m. on Twitter. 

Thornton Parkway reopened shortly after 6 a.m., police said.

The motorcyclists identity will be released at a later date by the Adams County Coroner's Office.