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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

1,000 Arrested Over Labor Day, Heat Is On Friday

More than 1,000 impaired drivers were removed from Colorado roadways during this years Labor Day Heat Is On DUI Enforcement campaign, a slight increase over the 964 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement period last year.  Each year, more than 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

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway

Colorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 5th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Labor Day DUI enforcement period police Continue reading

How Do People Die On Colorado Roads?

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report detailing the accidents that occurred in Colorado in 2015. The Problem Identification Report is used by law enforcement and traffic officials to identify Continue reading

Wyoming Highway Patrol Busy In 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a report detailing the department’s activities in 2016. Highway Patrol officers issue more than 42,000 citations last year. 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence with 1,700 people being arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Troopers investigated more than 6,600 motor vehicle crashes Continue reading

Stay Safe While You Ride

May is motorcycle awareness month in Colorado. As part of the effort to increase motorcycle safety in the state, CDOT is encouraging all riders to take part in a motorcycle operator training course, to develop and Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Dies In I-25 Accident

39-year-old Gary Osborn from Rock Springs was killed in an accident last Sunday on I-25 near Cheyenne. Osborn was traveling north in the south bound lane of I-25 when he collided head on with a vehicle being driven by 34-year-old Omar Varela. Osborne was not wearing his seat belt and died from injuries sustained in the accident. Varela and his passenger 21-year-old Miguel Continue reading

No St. Patricks Day Fatalities On Wyoming Highways

There were no fatal crashes investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Troopers conducted a total of 1,139 traffic stops, resulting in 17 impaired drivers being arrested. While troopers were primarily focused on identifying impaired drivers, they were Continue reading

Three Deaths This Week On Wyoming Highways

Three traffic fatalities early this week in Wyoming have brought this year’s traffic death total inline with 2016 numbers. Rawlins resident, 59 year old Robin Banks died in an accident Monday afternoon 22 miles south of Jeffrey City. Banks rolled her vehicle due to high Continue reading

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up

Traffic fatalities have risen by 25% in Colorado since 2014, according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities on Colorado roads, an increase from the 547 fatalities which occurred in Continue reading

Zero Deaths Over Labor Day Weekend

wyoming hpNo people died on Wyoming highways over the Labor Day weekend according to the Wyoming State Patrol. Over the holiday weekend, troopers investigated 73 total accidents with 15 reported injuries and zero fatalities.  They conducted nearly 1,700 traffic stops resulting in six people being arrested for impaired driving.  During Labor Day weekend last Continue reading