Tag Archives: Colorado State Patrol

Granby Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

fatal-300A man from Granby died early Sunday morning when he crashed his motorcycle on US Highway 34 about 9 miles east of US Highway 40. Thirty-three year old Jonathan Mathern was Continue reading

Rollover Accident Near ColoWyo

Vehicle-Accident-300The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single car roll-over accident near the ColoWyo Coal Mine entrance this morning. The accident occurred at around 6:30 this morning on Highway 13. According to troopers, the driver of the car suffered minor injuries, after falling asleep at the wheel and rolling the car, but Continue reading

Troopers Increase DUI Patrols Around Work Zones

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) encourage all bar hoppers, concert goers, campers, backyard BBQ partiers, festival celebrators and everyone in between to plan ahead with a safe way to and from those activities. Law enforcement agencies Continue reading

Three Vehicle Accident Results in Minor Injuries to One

Vehicle-Accident-300A three-vehicle accident this morning resulted in minor injuries to one person.  That’s according to Craig Fire Rescue, who responded to the accident at a little after 9 this morning.  Details of the accident aren’t available yet, but the crash happened on Highway 40, about two Continue reading

Motorcycle Crash Sends Kremmling Man to Hospital

Motorcycle-accident2-300On Sunday evening, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 9, north of Breckenridge. A motorcycle, driven by 38-year old Jeremiah Berry of Kremmling was traveling south on Highway 9, near Green Mountain Reservoir. The motorcycle Continue reading

C-DOT Reminds Motorists the Heat is On

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state want to remind summer enthusiasts to enjoy themselves, but do so responsibly by not driving impaired. Through The Heat Is On campaign, law enforcement will crack down on impaired drivers throughout Continue reading

DUI Checkpoint Planned For Eagle County

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001In anticipation of the Colorado State Patrol’s annual 100 Days of Heat campaign, law enforcement departments in Eagle County will employ a multi-agency DUI checkpoint this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  The purpose of the checkpoint is to apprehend and deter impaired drivers from Colorado roadways.  According to Continue reading

Freak Sledge Hammer Accident Sends Woman to Hospital with Serious Injuries

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A freak accident on Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely sent a Texas woman to the hospital with serious injuries yesterday afternoon.  According to a press release, an airborne sledge hammer came crashing through the windshield of Larry and Pamela Neill’s car, striking Pamela in the head.  She was taken to Rangely District Hospital, and Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Click-It or Ticket Campaign Already Underway

click-or-ticket-300The Colorado Department of Transportation began their Memorial Day weekend leg of the Click-it or Ticket campaign yesterday.  The Colorado State Patrol and 65 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado have joined the nationwide effort to increase education and enforcement of Continue reading

Wounded Trooper “Awake and Communicating”

Eugene HofackerThe Colorado State Patrol says a trooper who was shot yesterday on I-70, while assisting a motorist, is now awake and communicating.  Trooper Eugene Hofacker was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood in critical, but stable condition after the shooting.  The shooter was reportedly killed by another trooper who stopped to help.  Both directions of Continue reading

Injured State Trooper Identified

HofackerThe Trooper injured by gunfire Thursday morning has been identified. Colorado State Patrol Trooper, Eugene Hofacker, a 6 year veteran of the department was shot after stopping to assist a motorist .  He was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs in critical but stable condition.  A suspect  Continue reading

State Patrol Officer Shooting Closes I-70

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A shooting forced the Colorado State Patrol to close down I-70 today.  As of 2pm today I-70 west bound remained closed from Glenwood to Wolcott except to local traffic.  Investigators on scene estimate that the I-70 may be open to westbound traffic by 5 p.m.  Traffic on eastbound I-70 began moving around 2pm.  According to the Colorado State Patrol Continue reading