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Farmington biker remembered after being fatally struck by vehicle

Candles are lit in remembrance of 53-year-old Donald Brandenburg Sunday night in Farmington. Candles are lit in remembrance of 53-year-old Donald Brandenburg Sunday night in Farmington.  |  Photo: Meg Hilling/KOB

Meg Hilling
October 29, 2017 09:27 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A dozen people gathered Sunday night at a street corner in Farmington to celebrate the life of 53-year-old Donald Brandenburg.

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Brandenburg was killed in a traffic crash on Oct. 26 while he was riding his motorcycle westward on 20th Street. Keaton Blair was turning right off of Cochiti Avenue and onto 20th Street when his vehicle pulled out in front of Brandenburg.

Brandenburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends attending the vigil described him as a caring friend.

"He had a heart of gold," said Brooke Robertson, a friend of Brandenburg’s. "He always cared about everyone else before himself, and that was the main thing."

According to the Farmington Police Department Facebook page, the investigation is still underway and that alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor for either driver.

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Meg Hilling

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