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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

Craig Teen Dies In Overnight Crash

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A vehicle accident around 1:30 Monday morning claimed the life of a Craig teenager. According to a release from the Colorado State Patrol, a pickup driven by 18 year old Kenneth Corriveau, on Highway 40 about 5 miles east of Craig, traveled off the left side of the roadway before traveling back across the road and off the right side of the highway. A second pickup traveling in the opposite direction skidded to a Continue reading

Woman Dies In Vehicle Accident Near Toponas

Colorado 134 signA single vehicle crash Sunday resulted in the death of a 46-year-old Boulder woman. Although the accident is estimated to have occurred in the early overnight hours it was not discovered until 6:30 Sunday morning when the driver and sole occupant, Leslie Henderson, was found inside the vehicle. A report from the Colorado State Patrol 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

Seat Belt Usage Lags In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300Seat belt usage continues to be an issue in rural Colorado. During the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign, conducted in the rural areas of the state at the end of last month, nearly 1,200 drivers and passengers were issued citations for not wearing seat belts, and 45 were cited for an improperly restrained child. Numbers show that rural Coloradans consistently Continue reading

Wyoming Highway Deaths Attributed To Seat Belt Usage

wyoming-flag-graphicSix months into 2016, and numbers show that lack of seat belt usage continues to be an issue in Wyoming highway fatalities.  So far this year there have been 39 fatal crashes across the state resulting in 42 deaths. 18 of these fatalities were in single Continue reading

Cops Looking For Seat-belt Violations In Rural CO

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol is planning a seat-belt enforcement campaign in rural communities across the state.  Numbers show that drivers in rural communities wear their seat-belts less than other drivers in the state.  In 2015, Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Wyoming Man Dies in Car Crash

whpA single vehicle crash east of Baggs Saturday has resulted in the death of 54 year old Baggs resident David Burnell. The crash occurred in the early morning hours on Wyoming State Highway 70 about 28 miles east of Baggs. Burnell failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in his pick-up, overcorrected, and rolled the truck. He was not wearing his seat belt, and was ejected, Continue reading

Accident Claims Wyoming Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash on Sunday resulted in the death of a Wright, Wyoming man. The crash occurred about 26 miles east of Kaycee, Wyoming. A pickup driven by 60 year Continue reading

Roll-Over Crash on I-80 Kills Salt Lake Woman

fatal-300A 28 year old Salt Lake City woman is dead after the truck she was a passenger in rolled on Interstate 80 one mile west of Evanston. Krista Weaver was the front seat passenger in the Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Click-It or Ticket Campaign Already Underway

click-or-ticket-300The Colorado Department of Transportation began their Memorial Day weekend leg of the Click-it or Ticket campaign yesterday.  The Colorado State Patrol and 65 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado have joined the nationwide effort to increase education and enforcement of Continue reading