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Two Car Accident In Craig

A two vehicle accident occurred Sunday morning at 4th and Ranney Street in Craig. Craig Fire Fighter Kevin Kernan said two drivers, the only people involved in the accident, were uninjured. It is unknown if they were wearing seat-belts at the time 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

One Dead In Highway 13 Accident

A Grand Junction man died in an accident yesterday on Highway 13 north of Rifle. 54-year-old Troy Friar was driving when he lost control and rolled his vehicle. Friar, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not wearing his seat belt Continue reading

UPDATE: Man Requires Extrication After Roll-Over

A man was required to be extricated from his vehicle Friday night.  According to trooper Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol, it took crews approximately ten minutes to remove 56-year-old Paul Tegtmeier of Parachute from the vehicle, which had Continue reading

Rural Coloradans Not Wearing Seat-belts

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,300 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a decrease from the 1,600 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 69 drivers were Continue reading

Click It or Ticket Enforcement This Week

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting increased Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement this week. According to numbers from CDOT, nearly half of the people killed in crashes last year were not wearing seat belts. Crash victims in rural communities can be especially vulnerable as they are 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

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

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

27 Year Old Rawlins Man Dies In Roll-over

roll-over-30027 year old Nathan Weber-Worrel from Rawlins died early Sunday morning, after he crashed his truck on I-80 5 miles west of Elk Mountain. Weber-Worrel was driving around 3:45 Sunday morning when he lost control due to icy conditions on the highway. After losing Continue reading

CO Highway Deaths Continue To Increase

CDOTTraffic fatalities rose by 12% in Colorado between 2014 and 2015, and are on pace to increase again this year. As of September 20th 423 people have died on Colorado roads, 415 people died during the same time period last year. Of those that died this year, 147 were Continue reading

147 People Have Died Not Wearing A Seatbelt

CDOTSeat belt usage continues to be an issue in Colorado. According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of September 20th, 147 people have died in car crashes this year in Continue reading