Tag Archives: death

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

One Person Dies In I-80 Accident

One person died in an accident Saturday on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. 57-year-old Douglas Hazelton of Ogden Utah was reportedly driving erratically on the highway when he was struck in the rear by a semi which could not avoid his vehicle. Hazelton was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of Continue reading

Law Enforcement Officers Out In Full Force

Colorado State Patrol officers in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties have increased patrols for the Fourth of July holiday, in an effort to deter driving behaviors that may lead to Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths for children under the age Continue reading

Eight Year Old Dies Near Hanging Lake

An eight-year-old boy died in a hiking accident yesterday at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.   The child, who was hiking with his parents and sibling, reportedly slipped and hit his head on a rock while walking near the Sprouting Rock waterfall. Attempts to revive the boy were Continue reading

Driver Suspected Of Causing Head-On Was Sober

Police have determined Felix Cervantes, the driver suspected of causing the fatal accident on Rabbit Ears Pass earlier this week, was not intoxicated at the time of the incident. The head-on resulted in injuries to the other driver, 42-year-old Lienchai Harker, and  the death of her passenger, 24-year-old Continue reading

Investigation Of Lift Fall That Killed Women Finished

The investigation into the chairlift fall, which killed a Texas mother and injured her two daughters at Ski Granby Ranch in December, has been completed. The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board has deemed that the fall occurred due to recent changes to the Continue reading

Find Out How People Died In NW Colorado

A new interactive map is now available online that shows how many people died in a particular area, and the cause of death, for every year between 1980 and 2014. The map allows you to view the death rate by Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover Victim Identity Released

One person died in a roll-over accident Tuesday night near Stage Coach Reservoir.  54-year-old  Robert Dickey of Oak Creek  lost control of an organic waste truck while driving on Routt County Road 16, sending the vehicle down a steep embankment. Continue reading

UPDATE: Blodgett Released On Bond

Despite recommendations from the District Attorney, bail for Justin Blodgett was reduced yesterday from $100,000, to $10,000. Blodgett is facing a felony manslaughter charge relating to the death of Raymond Terrill, who died after the two were reportedly involved in a fight last week in Craig. Blodgett’s lawyer said Terrill’s wife approved of the bond reduction and said Continue reading

MCHS Grad Dies In Car Accident

2015 Moffat County High School Graduate Clayton Moon died in a car accident yesterday near Boulder. The 19-year-old was driving on Highway 52 when he drifted into the opposite lane and collided head on with a Continue reading