Tag Archives: death

Shooting Death On Highway 13

A man shot and killed himself after being pulled over by the Colorado State Patrol.  The incident happened just before noon Saturday on Highway 13, 20 miles north of Craig.  The trooper was not injured. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Moffat County Coroner are investigating the Continue reading

119th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

A fatal crash occurred earlier this week in Wyoming, making that the 119th fatality to occur on Wyoming Highway’s this year. 61-year-old Terry Molgard of Guernsey was driving on Highway 26 near Fort Larime, when his vehicle left the road, causing him to over correct, flipping the vehicle. Molgard was not wearing a seat-belt Continue reading

116th Highway Death Occurs In Wyoming

 A rollover crash over the weekend resulted in the 116th fatality this year to occur on Wyoming Highways. 35-year-old John Gallatin of Sheridan was driving on I-25 near Casper when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle. Gallatin swerved to avoid the deer, resulting in his vehicle leaving the Continue reading

Child Dies At Campground From Asphyxiation

An infant died last week at a campsite off of Rio Blanco County Road 8, about half way between Meeker and Phippsburg. The father had reportedly laid the child down to sleep and had gone off hunting near Trapper Lake, when he returned to find the baby had died. The infant has been Continue reading

Help Protect Bats In Colorado

This week is National Bat Week.  The intent of National Bat Week is to inspire Americans to help protect bats. Colorado is home to 18 species of bats. Colorado Parks and Wildlife monitors bat populations statewide as part of a nationwide effort to detect bat population changes from threats like White-nose Syndrome. White Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus and is responsible for large scale Continue reading

112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and Continue reading

Body Found Near Train Tracks

A man’s body was found near Fetcher Park in Steamboat yesterday morning.  The body of the 49-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was discovered in a field east of the park, 50 yards from the railroad tracks. The man was Continue reading

Get Your Flu Shot Soon

The Colorado state health department is encouraging people to get flu shots before winter. Flu season typically peaks in January after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. Active germs become prevalent during events with a lot of people, like family gatherings. During last year’s flu season, 3,340 Coloradans were hospitalized with the flu, and two children died. This year, twenty people Continue reading

Manslaughter Case Dropped

The case against Justin Blodgett, who was charged with manslaughter after he was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in the death of Raymond Terrill in Craig earlier this year, was dropped this week. According to the Motion to Dismiss, District Attorney Brett Barkey determined Blodgett Continue reading

Be On The Lookout For Motorcycles

Following a record number of motorcycle deaths in the state last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be especially attentive to motorcycles. Motorcycle crashes were up 58 percent Continue reading

It’s Now Legal To Break Into Hot Cars

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may now be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The law provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the immunity, the situation must meet certain criteria.  The person 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