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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

96th Traffic Fatality On Wyoming Highways

A fatal accident Wednesday near Casper marked the 96th traffic fatality on the State’s Highways this year. 46-year-old Soonyong Lee of South Korea was driving on Wyoming Highway 220, when he crossed the center-line and collided head-on with a pickup. Both Lee and a 3-year-old boy, Continue reading

7 Die On Wyoming Roads

wyoming hpFour separate vehicle accidents in Wyoming during the past week claimed the lives of  7 people.  3 of those killed were wearing seat belts at the time of their accident, 4 were not.  In one accident, excessive speed and the lack of seat belt use are believed to have contributed to the accident; in a second, contributing factors are thought to have been alcohol use, texting while driving and excessive speed; Alcohol and drug use as well as the lack of seat belt 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

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

Another Pileup On Wyoming I-80 Kills At Least One Person

DSC_0002For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 in Wyoming is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie.

Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Killed in Highway Accident

whpA single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Green River, Wyoming resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. The accident occurred September 10th. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise Olson of Rock Springs. The truck was traveling south on WY 530 when it went Continue reading