Tag Archives: death

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Washington Man

fatal-300A crash on September 4th led to the death of 23-year old Thomas Tarver of Silverdale, Washington. The crash occurred early in the morning on Interstate 80, 29 miles Continue reading

Penfold Found Guilty Of Careless Driving In Death of German Motorcyclist

court-300Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey today announced the receipt of guilty verdicts on both charges of Careless Driving Resulting in Death and Failure to Maintain Lane, in the case of People v. Scott Penfold.  Penfold was the driver of the vehicle that crossed the center lane of Highway 40 Continue reading

Barkey Dismisses Felony Charges Against Lucas Ackerman

District Attorney 14th14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey decided to drop Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide charges against Lucas Ackerman, who was driving under the influence when the vehicle he was driving struck a family who were crossing the road, killing one and injuring three others.  Ackerman has indicated Continue reading

Man Shot In Rural Moffat County Dies

moffat-county-sheriff-300The man shot, a week ago, in a shooting at a Wilderness Ranches lot in unincorporated Moffat County has died.  The victim has been identified as 51 year old Ronald Torgersen, who died earlier today at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction from the injuries he sustained during the incident.   Continue reading

Sheriff Warns Against Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3With days of hot temperatures approaching soon – and in light of the recent horrific death of a toddler left in a vehicle in Georgia – Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell has issued an advisory about the dangers of leaving children in parked vehicles.  Heat stroke Continue reading

One Dead, Auto vs Pedestrian Crash

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne man died in a single vehicle crash late Friday night. The names of those involved are being held pending identification and notification of their families.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 9 in Summit County. Evidence showed a 2002 Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 6 when the driver collided into a pedestrian. Continue reading

Craig Man Dies During Horseback Ride

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A Craig man died Saturday while on a horseback ride 52 miles east of Meeker near Baldy Mountain.  The victim, 66 year old Dwight Michael Warak died of a massive heart attack.  A friend who was with Warak on the trail ride, told authorities that Warak, who was behind him on the trail had dropped back.  After riding back the friend discovered Continue reading