Tag Archives: death

Spruce Beetles Continue Destruction

PINE-BEETLEOne type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, partly because it’s running out of live trees to infest. State and federal forestry officials said Friday spruce beetles were active on Continue reading

CDOT Begins Weekly Memorial To People Killed In Crashes

memorial signA new program instituted by the Colorado Department of Transportation, which began this week, will display a weekly tally of the year-to-date deaths on Colorado roadways. Every Wednesday through the end of 2016 the memorial messages will be paired with safety messages aimed at reducing crashes on digital message signs on highways across the state. According to preliminary data, fatalities in the state are up more than 11 percent, from Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading

Rescues Highlight Snowmobile Safety

snowmobile safetyThe potential dangers and threats to your life and health, while on a snowmobile outing, have become very real following two incidents in Wyoming in the past week. One ended in tragedy with the death of a Cheyenne, Wyoming woman. The other had a happy ending when two South Continue reading

Snowmobilers Rescued In Two Separate Incidents

search-and-rescue7-300x270The Cheyenne woman found dead Tuesday in Wyoming’s Snowy Range mountains has been identified as 46-year-old Susanne Withers. Withers was on a snowmobile outing Saturday with her husband, identified as Jerry Withers the 2nd, and her son, 18-year-old Jerry Withers the 3rd. Following a breakdown of one of their three snowmobiles and high winds and blizzard conditions, the family was forced to Continue reading

2015 Colorado Highway Fatalities Highest In Years

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to “double down” on their traffic safety outreach this year after preliminary data from 2015 indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% making it the deadliest year on Colorado’s roads since 2008. Continue reading

Colorado Man Identified As Pilot Of Crashed Plane

Copy of IMAG0420 Copy of IMAG0411The pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of meeker Thursday night has been identified as 62 year old William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado. Hiler’s body was recovered from the crash site and transported to Grand Junction where and an autopsy will be conducted today . The National Transportation Safety Board has assumed responsibility for investigating the crash. Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado’s 2015 Highway Fatality Stats

COLORADO-STATE-FLAG2015 was a deadly year on the roads in Colorado. Early numbers show the state saw 523 fatalities last year, a 16% spike over 2014. Roughly a third of all the deadly wrecks happened because of impairment. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in Continue reading

Highway 40 Rollover Death

HIGHWAY-40-150A Kremmling man died yesterday in a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 40.   The victim, 31 year old Blake Mascia was killed when the Jeep CJ he was driving went off the road, collided with a tree and rolled down a steep embankment.  The accident occurred  about 8 miles east of Kremmling.  Mascia Continue reading

Sick Elk Near Rawlins

WYOMING FISH AND GAME SMALLThe Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received reports of sick elk near Rawlins. It is suspected that these elk may be suffering from lichen toxicosis, but that is not yet confirmed. The Wyoming State Wildlife Veterinary Lab will provide an analysis of the elk.  Wyoming has seen large deaths from lichen toxicosis in the recent past. Continue reading

One Dies In Weekend Rollover On Highway 40

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001One person lost their life and two others were seriously injured in a rollover accident on Highway 40 about 10 miles west of Steamboat. The single vehicle accident which involved 3 Boulder residents, all of whom were 21 years old, occurred around 4 yesterday afternoon. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, bystanders were performing CPR on one of the injured, a second person was out of the vehicle with multiple injuries while a third was still trapped in the vehicle and was required to be Continue reading