Tag Archives: Valley View Hospital

Illinois Woman Killed in Head-on Crash Near Redstone

fatal-300A 21-year-old Illinois woman died in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 133 north of Redstone on Saturday night. The names of all involved are being held pending notification Continue reading

53-Year Old Motorcyclist Killed in Crash near Basalt

fatal-300A 53-year-old Aspen man died Saturday evening in a head-on crash on Highway 82 near Basalt. His name is being held pending notification of his family. The crash is still under investigation, Continue reading

Fatal Accident in Garfield County

fatal-300A man died early Saturday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 82 near Basalt. The names of both drivers are being held pending Continue reading

Wounded Trooper “Awake and Communicating”

Eugene HofackerThe Colorado State Patrol says a trooper who was shot yesterday on I-70, while assisting a motorist, is now awake and communicating.  Trooper Eugene Hofacker was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood in critical, but stable condition after the shooting.  The shooter was reportedly killed by another trooper who stopped to help.  Both directions of Continue reading

Injured State Trooper Identified

HofackerThe Trooper injured by gunfire Thursday morning has been identified. Colorado State Patrol Trooper, Eugene Hofacker, a 6 year veteran of the department was shot after stopping to assist a motorist .  He was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs in critical but stable condition.  A suspect  Continue reading

State Patrol Officer Shooting Closes I-70

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A shooting forced the Colorado State Patrol to close down I-70 today.  As of 2pm today I-70 west bound remained closed from Glenwood to Wolcott except to local traffic.  Investigators on scene estimate that the I-70 may be open to westbound traffic by 5 p.m.  Traffic on eastbound I-70 began moving around 2pm.  According to the Colorado State Patrol Continue reading

I-70 Closed for Most of the Day Due to Shooting Investigation

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A shooting has forced the Colorado State Patrol to close down I-70 today.  According to reports, a trooper made a routine stop near Dotsero, when shots were fired.  The trooper was injured, and the suspect is reportedly dead.  The trooper has not been identified, and is being treated at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood.  I-70 is west bound is closed  Continue reading