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Two Accidents Saturday During Crash Cleanup

Two suspected drunk drivers were arrested after they hit vehicles involved in the clean up, at the site of the semi-tanker roll-over that closed Highway 40 for 10 hours Saturday, near the Yampa Valley Regional airport.  One driver ignored road closure signage and drove his SUV into an unoccupied Continue reading

How Did People Die Last Year On Colorado Roads?

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released preliminary crash data for 2017, which indicates traffic fatalities in the state have increased by 29% since 2014. There were 630 traffic fatalities across the state last year, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  Despite the states seat belt law, the data indicates 16 percent of Coloradans do Continue reading

All Survive After Plane Crashes

No one was killed when a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon, after the pilot lost control while approaching the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Airport Manager, the cause Continue reading

Plane Crash Near Gypsum

A single-engine plane with two people on board made an emergency landing yesterday in a field near Gypsum. Both the pilot and the passenger sustained only minor injuries. The pilot was preparing to land at the Eagle County Regional Airport when he lost power. The pilot then Continue reading

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

Family Of Four Dies In Plane Crash

Four people are dead after a private plane crash over the weekend in Garfield County. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft was heading from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah Friday night when the crash occurred. The plane’s last reported location was about 9 miles north of Rifle, near Baxter Peak. The plane was carrying a family of Continue reading

One Killed, Seven Injured In Accident Near Kremmling

A two vehicle accident, on Highway 9 ten miles South of Kremmling, Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of 33-year-old Brian Ward of Denver. Ward was a passenger in a car being driven by 30-year-old Brandon Wilson also of Denver. Wilson and three other passengers in his vehicle were all injured in the accident, two received serious injuries. The accident occurred when Wilson slowed his car and Continue reading

Deadly ATV Accident Prompts Calls For Safety

A deadly ATV accident early yesterday morning in Eagle County has highlighted the need for ATV riders to take steps to ensure their safety. Eagle County Deputies discovered the body of a man at the Family Dollar in Gypsum who had apparently died after crashing his ATV. The man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and Continue reading

Five Killed In Fiery Crash Near Baggs

A Colorado Woman and her 3 children were killed in a fiery head on collision north of Baggs. The accident occurred Friday afternoon on Wyoming State Highway 789. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported that the woman’s car crossed the center-line and collided with a pickup pulling an enclosed trailer traveling in the opposite direction. The two Continue reading

Identity Of Head On Crash Victims Released

The Garfield county coroner has identified the two men who were killed in a head on accident Tuesday on Highway 13 north of rifle. 79-year-old Dewey J. Tafoya of Craig and 59-year-old Continue reading

Four Injured In Head On Crash

Four people were injured in a head on accident yesterday morning on Rabbit Ears pass. Icy roads are believed to have contributed to the incident which occurred just after 10. One of the drivers sustained serious injuries and was trapped in their vehicle, requiring extrication. It took emergency crews about a half an hour to remove the driver from the vehicle.  All those injured were taken to Continue reading

SUV Crashes Into Hayden Town Hall

A medical issue is believed to have led to the driver of an SUV crashing through a wall and into the Hayden Town Hall late Friday afternoon. The vehicle came to a stop in the town council meeting room. Fortunately no one was in the room at the time of the accident. The Continue reading