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1 year 7 months ago

Driver killed in head-on crash with semi

CHEYENNE COUNTY - A 28-year old man died in a head-on collision with a semi-truck in Cheyenne County. The accident happened at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning along Colorado Highway 40 near milepost 438. State troopers say the crash victim was headed west a 2000 Dodge Durango when he...

2 years 3 months ago

I-25 open again south of Walsenburg

I-25 is now open again in the northbound lanes south of Walsenburg. Colorado State Patrol shut down both northbound lanes early Saturday morning after a three-vehicle accident. A spokesperson says there were no injuries in the accident; the closure was more about clearing debris from the roadway. Both...

2 years 3 months ago

Rural seat belt enforcement begins today

The Colorado State Patrol and 29 rural law enforcement agencies in 49 counties are mobilizing for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, starting today until Sunday, April 8. The enforcement is combined with a seat belt education campaign, aimed at dispelling the myths and excuses people...

2 years 5 months ago

Icy roads keep tow trucks busy

Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather. "Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take...

2 years 9 months ago

Police spend $365k on Occupy Denver work

DENVER (AP) - Denver has spent $365,000 in overtime expenses over five days for their work on the Wall Street protests. The Denver Post reports that the spending includes police, sheriff, public works and environmental health departments. That figure does not include costs for an all day concert at...

2 years 9 months ago

Central senior was involved in school

We're learning more about a senior from Central High who died over the weekend. Carlos Torres, 18, was a basketball player and a member of student council. Grief counselors are the school today to help classmate as they mourn their loss. The state patrol says Torres died early Saturday...

2 years 9 months ago

Messy rollover closes I-25

Interstate 25 on the north side of Colorado Springs is back open following a messy rollver. The car itself was not blocking traffic. However, the large amount of debris that was thrown from the vehicle during the rollover created a hazard for drivers. State troopers were diverting all southbound...

2 years 9 months ago

Views differ on medicated driving

Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice. The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to...

2 years 9 months ago

Second test of pace cars on I-70 goes smoothly

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado transportation officials say a second test of using pace cars to reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains has gone smoothly. Transportation officials say preliminary results show that when traffic slows down, vehicles are able to pass through the tunnel without creating gridlock....

2 years 10 months ago

Cyclist killed by car on Ute Pass

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado State Patrol says it is still investigating a fatal bicycle crash in Grand County that killed a Silverthorne man. Sky-Hi News reports that 55-year-old Joel Bramble was killed Saturday afternoon on Ute Pass south of Parshall Saturday afternoon. The newspaper reports that...

2 years 11 months ago

Florida fugitives captured near Walsenburg

The Colorado State Patrol has released a statement on part of a time-line of this morning's events surrounding the capture of the "Dougherty Gang". Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to a possible camp site where a vehicle matching the suspects' white Subaru. When deputies arrived at the scene the...

3 years 3 weeks ago

CO hit-and-run driver tried to swim away

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Police say a woman suspected of causing a fatal crash in Longmont Saturday fled the scene on foot and then tried to swim away from authorities in a nearby lake. Colorado State Patrol believes 32-year-old Lisa Norton is to blame for a head-on collision Saturday...

3 years 3 months ago

Semi-trailer jack-knifes on I-25 NB Raton Pass

Colorado State Patrol tells News First 5 that a semi-tractor trailer has jack-knifed on I-25 Northbound over Raton Pass near mile marker 8. Crews are responding to the scene to help move the truck and trailer from the roadway. There are no reported injuries at this time.

3 years 5 months ago

SUV rolls on slippery I-25

The Colorado State Patrol reports that one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries in a single vehicle roll over crash along I-25 near Fountain. The red SUV rolled and landed in the median near mile marker 129 sometime after 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Troopers believe the icy...

3 years 6 months ago

Fatal single vehicle accident in Penrose

Colorado State Patrol and emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal single vehicle traffic accident on 4th street in Penrose this afternoon. Flight for life services were called but turned back when the victim died from their injuries at the scene. The details are still coming in as...

3 years 7 months ago

Springs leads state in DUI arrests

Early numbers show Colorado Springs leading the state in the number of drunk drivers arrested over the holiday weekend. An online tally of drunk driving arrests shows 87 people have been charged statewide with DUI since the enforcement period begain last Tuesday. Of those arrests, 33 were reported...

3 years 8 months ago

Man walking on interstate is killed near Walsenberg

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an auto-pedestrian accident resulting in one minor injury and one fatal injury that occurred on Interstate 25, 1 mile north of Walsenburg. A 2003 Saturn Ion was traveling southbound on Interstate 25. A pedestrian, wearing dark clothing, was walking southbound, approximately six feet in...

3 years 8 months ago

Troopers make $300K marijuana bust

State troopers have arrested a man they say was carrying over $300,000 dollars worth of marijuana in his car. They stopped the 2001 Cadillac CTS at about 10:00 p.m. on Thursday just west of Rock Ford. The driver who is from Northglenn was reportedly speeding and the vehicle's registration had...

3 years 8 months ago

UPDATE: I-25 rollover

Update: All lanes are back open. Colorado State Patrol says southbound I-25 is closed at mile marker 132 because of a rollover. That's near Widefield/Security area. The vehicle went into a ditch on the side of the road. The driver was trapped but is now out. We'll bring...

3 years 9 months ago

Hwy 24 back open after tar spill

The tar spill that closed Highway 24 on the western edge of Colorado Springs is now cleaned up, just in time for the evening commute. Crews have been busy scraping the goo off westbound Highway 24 since around 1p.m. It spilled as a result of a traffic accident. While...

3 years 10 months ago

Traffic fatalities down over summer in Colorado

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12...

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