April 13, 2013 3:16 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A 30-year-old man who was convicted in a fatal stabbing near Grand Junction has been sentenced to life in prison. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports District Judge Brian Flynn sentenced Julio Ortiz on Friday and added another 146 years on habitual criminal charges. Ortiz... more »
April 13, 2013 2:04 PM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A judge has set a May 13 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman at a vehicle repair shop in Broomfield. The Broomfield Enterprise reports District Judge Patrick Murphy decided Friday to call 75 potential jurors, saying the large pool is needed... more »
April 12, 2013 3:47 AM
At least two people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after a charter bus crashed near Dallas, Texas. The accident happened yesterday as a private charter bus was traveling on the President George Bush Turnpike. It took emergency crews about an hour to remove more than... more »
January 9, 2013 7:37 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say a man suspected of shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver home before officers fatally shot him had legally bought all three of the weapons he used. Aurora police say 33-year-old Sonny Archuleta is suspected of shooting 29-year-old Stacie Philbrook, 33-year-old Christopher... more »
January 2, 2013 11:38 PM
One person is dead and two others injured after their SUV rolled on Highway 50 west of Pueblo.
Colorado State Patrol tells us the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and rolled it into the median just after 6:30 this evening. The car flipped several times.... more »
December 25, 2012 6:24 PM
A man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Pueblo. It happened near Evans and Arthur Streets, that's close to Abriendo.
Officers say it was originally a domestic violence call, but when they got on scene that changed. A man ran out of the front door and shot... more »
December 3, 2012 1:27 PM
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... more »
November 26, 2012 9:50 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Two people have died after they were hit from behind while trying to push a stalled minivan out of traffic Monday afternoon. The accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. in the 2500 Block of Pikes Peak Avenue just east of the intersection with Parkside Drive.
Police... more »
October 30, 2012 1:03 PM
Pueblo Fire Chief Christopher Riley has released more information on the fatal fire on E. 2nd Street in Pueblo early this morning.
They say there are four confirmed fatalities, two adults and two children.
The ages of the adults, one male and one female, have not been released.... more »
October 5, 2012 1:33 AM
We're making good on our promise to follow up on a deadly rollover in southern El Paso County last month; it happened on a badly damaged dirt road near Hanover.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster, a Fort Carson soldier, was killed when his car was thrown from the washboard road... more »
September 29, 2012 1:26 AM
Neighbors are speaking out after a deadly accident News 5 first reported Thursday night.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster of Fort Carson was driving home with his 11-year-old son when his car veered toward a telephone pole; the boy told officials his father over-corrected, rolling the car one and a... more »
September 28, 2012 1:16 AM
Staff Sgt. David Feaster, an active solider at Fort Carson, was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle rollover at 18005 High Plains View in Hanover near the Pikes Peak International Raceway. His 11-year-old son was also in the car, but survived the crash uninjured.
State Patrol tells News 5... more »
September 16, 2012 5:31 PM
The people who knew George McHenry the best, his friends and family, say they are in a state of shock following his death.
McHenry passed away in a plane crash this morning at the airport in Pueblo. Pilots at the airport today were too upset to speak with us... more »
August 26, 2012 11:40 AM
Authorities say a man was killed in a small plane crash in northwestern Routt County.
A sheep herder discovered the crash near Milner at about noon yesterday, and the pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on board. Undersheriff Ray Birch says the man is not... more »
August 19, 2012 3:26 PM
A Howard man is dead after a shooting involving his brother.
Just after midnight last night, Fremont County Sheriff's deputies went to a home on Holiday Hills Drive in Howard on a reported shooting.
Once there they found Daniel McBride, 34, in a bedroom, dead from a gunshot... more »
August 19, 2012 3:02 PM
One man is arrested after a shooting north of Durango.
The La Plata County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death that happened early Saturday morning at a camping site about 20 miles north of Durango.
Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning that said a... more »
August 19, 2012 2:20 PM
CSPD Metro Crime Lab wraps up at 2 Dog Tavern.
They started around 3:30 this morning and just finished in the past couple of hours.
A sizeable portion of the parking lot was just reopened after being blocked off since early this morning.
Investigators had to drill a... more »
August 19, 2012 12:47 PM
Police say a man has been fatally shot in Colorado Springs. Authorities say officers were responding to a report of shots fired at the 2 Dog Tavern early Sunday when they found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His... more »
August 15, 2012 6:23 PM
Authorities say one person is dead and three others have minor injuries after a rupture at a natural gas well north of Fort Lupton. Weld County sheriff's Sgt. Tim Schwartz says pressure apparently caused one or more pieces of equipment to break loose Wednesday afternoon.
Schwartz says there was no... more »
August 15, 2012 6:07 PM
South Florida authorities say a woman who was parasailing with her husband died when her harness broke and she plummeted as much as 200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. Pompano Beach spokeswoman Sandra King says the 28-year-old woman was parasailing Wednesday afternoon when her harness broke. King says the boat... more »
August 15, 2012 6:01 PM
A woman convicted of causing a fatal head-on collision after driving the wrong way on Interstate 25 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of parole. Before she was sentenced today in Denver, Victoria Barry told a judge she will suffer for the rest of... more »
August 13, 2012 9:15 PM
Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol are investigating a fatal traffic accident on Goldfield Drive in Widefield.
A car and motorcycle collided about half a mile north of Fontaine Blvd. just before 5:30 p.m.
The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver... more »
July 24, 2012 1:52 PM
Two people have died in an accident just north of Trinidad that happened just after 9 o'clock this morning.
The Colorado State Patrol reports one vehicle went out of control while southbound about 10 miles north of Trinidad and rolled. One person, a female, died at the scene. The... more »
July 17, 2012 4:51 PM
A 31-year-old Pueblo West man is dead after trying to lead State Patrol on a high speed chase.
It started on I-25 just north of Pueblo when a speed-monitoring aircraft clocked a motorcycle speeding.
When troopers tried to stop the motorcycle, a chase began. Speeds of more than 100... more »
July 1, 2012 7:39 PM
In Woodland Park, a town that's been through so much this week, more heartache.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 230 and one of their leaders were killed in an accident this weekend in Wyoming.
Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday morning between Thermopolis and Cody. A... more »
June 9, 2012 7:29 PM
A little boy dies after a driver falls asleep at the wheel in Pueblo. John Romero, 9, from Albuquerque, New Mexico was killed in the crash Saturday morning on I-25. Police say seven people were in the SUV at the time of the crash.
Six are injured, and the child... more »
May 29, 2012 8:04 PM
Following the fatal rollover crash on Wildhorse in Pueblo early Monday morning, State Patrol now suspect the 18-year-old driver was drunk.
Many people just want answers, about the teens, the handgun, and the stolen SUV, but State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid says many of those answers may be difficult... more »
May 29, 2012 5:49 PM
State Troopers say they now believe that the 18-year-old driver involved in a deadly crash in Pueblo Monday was drunk. State troopers say that Cameron Montoya, 18, was killed when he failed to negotiate a turn along Wildhorse Road early Monday morning. They say he was traveling at around 100... more »
April 29, 2012 2:43 AM
Three young teens lose their lives in an overnight crash in Pueblo. It happened around nine Saturday night on Pueblo Boulevard. Police say a pick-up truck headed south hit a red car turning westbound onto Northern Avenue. The truck was traveling at an extreme high rate of speed according to... more »
December 4, 2011 2:03 PM
KEARNS, Colo. (AP) - Police say a married couple has died after the car they were passengers in slammed into a wall and then a house in Kearns.
Lt. Justin Hoyal says the driver, 29-year-old Christopher Youngblood, has been booked on automobile homicide charges because investigators believe speed and... more »
November 12, 2011 12:10 PM
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a twin-engine plane crash in southern Colorado that killed its pilot.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna 337 crashed and burned on a highway south of San Luis Valley Regional Airport Thursday afternoon soon after takeoff.... more »
October 9, 2011 8:32 AM
One person is dead, after a fatal rollover crash this morning.
It happened on Garrett Road and Curtis Road, near Peyton, just after midnight.
State Troopers say the car rolled and the driver died on scene.
No name has been released, the accident is under investigation.
September 10, 2011 2:36 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman faces up to life in prison if convicted of a rare murder charge in a fatal car wreck near Clover Basin Reservoir.
The Longmont-Times Call reports that a Boulder judge Thursday ruled that prosecutors may pursue a first-degree murder, extreme indifference charge... more »
August 18, 2011 6:45 PM
Colorado Springs Police and Fire Department crews are on scene of a fatal traffic accident in the intersection of Garden of the Gods Road and Chestnut. Details of the accident are unknown at this time, we have a crew headed to the scene. more »
August 13, 2011 2:54 PM
Following multiple requests, News First 5 contacted Colorado State Patrol to inquire on the status of the investigation around the fatal accident that Killed Air Force Reservist, Capt. Vivian Elmo.
The Colorado State Patrol says they are still working to conclude the investigation where El Paso County Sheriffs Deputy,... more »
August 4, 2011 6:52 PM
US Air Force Captain Vivian Elmo, 41, an active-duty reservist with the 310th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, was killed when an off-duty EL Paso County Sheriff's Deputy identified as Rodney Fannin who has worked for the Detention Bureau for the past nine years, ran a red light... more »
July 9, 2011 3:15 PM
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say the pilot of a motorized glider has died after crashing onto a golf course in Durango.
Durango Fire & Rescue Authority spokesman Dave Imming says the two-seat glider crashed Friday afternoon between the first hole and the driving range on the Glacier Club... more »
June 22, 2011 12:06 PM
PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - A 35-year-old Rifle man has died after his pickup truck collided with an RV.
The Colorado State Patrol says an RV driven by James Vanacore was traveling westbound in the right lane on Interstate 70 on Tuesday when his RV blew a front tire.
... more »
June 12, 2011 12:05 PM
A Fatal car crash is being investigated in Chaffee County, about 23 miles west of Salida.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning a 25-year-old man was killed when the Toyota Camry he was riding in failed to negotiate a left hand curve and the car went off the right side... more »
May 8, 2011 11:40 AM
Early Sunday morning around 1:15 A.M. Fountain Police received calls reporting a serious traffic accident at Mesa Ridge Parkway and S. Highway 85. Witnesses tell police that the vehicle was headed west on Mesa Ridge Pkwy when the passenger fell out of an open door onto the roadway.
The... more »
May 1, 2011 12:06 PM
Investigators from the Pueblo Police Department are sifting through evidence and statements following a fatal single vehicle accident that took place in the 400 block of Michigan. A statement from police details that a 1997 Chevy Lumina was traveling west on Michigan which merges on to Grant Ave when it... more »
April 23, 2011 2:24 PM
Investigators with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they believe is connected to a shooting death from earlier this week.
A sheriff's office spokesman says Justin Wiese, 35, was taken into custody Friday at the sheriff's office, where he turned himself in after a judge... more »
April 10, 2011 1:20 PM
CAMPO, Colo. (AP) - A fatal rollover accident in Baca County sparked a 3-square-mile wildfire in grasslands that destroyed a home and a fire truck.
Baca County Emergency Management Director Riley Frazee says crews were able to contain the blaze early Sunday and residents in 10 evacuated homes were... more »
April 9, 2011 9:43 AM
DENVER (AP) - A man convicted in a fatal shooting at a restaurant near Denver's 16th Street pedestrian mall has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Forty-two-year-old Yan De Yang received the maximum sentence Friday.
Jurors convicted him earlier this year of manslaughter and third-degree assault in... more »
April 2, 2011 1:37 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado officials say one person has died after a fiery glider crash in Boulder County, leaving a debris field covering an estimated 300 square yards. Witnesses say the glider struck power lines and burst into flames around 5:15 p.m. yesterday. Sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough (broff) says... more »
March 31, 2011 2:13 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A witness has told investigators that a glider appeared to perform an upside-down maneuver before it crashed in northern Colorado, killing the pilot.
A National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the crash today. It says the witness watched the glider make... more »
March 6, 2011 11:47 PM
A rollover crash around 3:30 Sunday morning near the intersection of 30th and Centennial has left one person dead and two others in the hospital.
"Indications are that this single vehicle was southbound on Centennial at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control," explains Sgt. Lonnie... more »
March 6, 2011 3:20 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder police are looking for the driver of an SUV they say fatally struck a pedestrian and fled the scene.
Witnesses told police the vehicle that hit the victim was a dark-colored SUV similar to a Rav 4 or Nissan Xterra but investigators have no... more »
March 1, 2011 5:52 PM
A motorcycle crash at Lexington and Bordeaux Dr. in Colorado Springs took the life of a local man this morning.
The man was identified as Rick Russo, 47, of Colorado Springs.
He died around 2 p.m.
February 10, 2011 3:53 PM
DENVER (AP) - The family of a Denver valet killed in a hit-and-run crash got their first look at the woman accused of being behind the wheel.
Norma Vera-Nolasco appeared in court Thursday, hours after she was returned to Colorado from Arizona to face charges in the death of... more »
February 8, 2011 10:40 PM
A 20-year-old woman is dead after the vehicle she was in rolled on Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon.
Colorado Springs Police say the woman was driving her black Ford Explorer southbound on Union Boulevard around 3:30 this afternoon when she lost control, went over the median and... more »
February 1, 2011 6:44 AM
One person died in an accident yesterday on Highway 160 west of Walsenburg.
A pick up truck pulling a flat-bed trailer, went off the right side of the road just after 11 a.m. The truck went out of control and rolled.
The driver was treated for minor injuries.... more »
January 28, 2011 1:14 PM
The Colorado State Patrol now confirms one person died in a tanker truck accident east of Salida on Highway 50.
The truck was eastbound, hauling fuel, when it came off the right side of the road near Swissvale and rolled.
The truck and tanker then caught fire. The... more »
January 27, 2011 2:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - Three more people have been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Denver, including a woman who was minutes away from flying to Mexico.
Denver police said Thursday that 32-year-old Norma Paola Vera-Nolasco was arrested Wednesday night at the Phoenix airport after her plane... more »
January 4, 2011 12:10 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries.
About 85 percent of adults said they wear seat belts in a 2008 survey, up from under 81 percent... more »
January 2, 2011 5:04 PM
The Colorado State patrol is currently investigating a fatal single vehicle accident that took the life of a 17 year old unidentified girl in Penrose at around 9:50am Sunday. A State Patrol spokesperson tells NewsFirst5 that a 1996 Ford Mustang traveling east on 4th street in Penrose lost control, sending... more »
January 2, 2011 3:07 PM
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... more »
December 17, 2010 9:45 AM
Colorado State Patrol is reporting that a fatal accident has occurred on Colorado State Highway 115 in Fremont County South of Hwy 50 near Florence. The accident was a head on collision that took place at around 5:50 AM at mile marker 22. HWY 115 is reported to be closed... more »
December 16, 2010 12:25 PM
A truck driver has died from injuries received in a crash a month ago in Chaffee County.
The State Patrol said a semi-truck slid off the road in icy conditions on November 16 on Trout Creek Pass on Highway 24.
The driver, 75-year-old Duane Moore of Salida died... more »
November 21, 2010 7:02 PM
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... more »
November 14, 2010 5:10 PM
Colorado State Patrol Troopers are still investigating a fatal traffic accident on I-25 approximately 6 miles south of Pueblo in which one person has been killed and four others have been injured.
The accident was reported shortly after 11:00 Am today at mile marker 88 on I 25. Troopers... more »
November 12, 2010 2:35 PM
A man from Monument is dead in an accident on a secluded road in northwest El Paso County. The man, 47, was reported missing yesterday. The wreck was spotted by an El Paso County deputy around 8 this morning.
The crash happened on Mount Herman Road, 2 to 3... more »
October 31, 2010 12:04 PM
Colorado State Patrol has released it's partial investigation findings on a fatal traffic accident that occurred at approximately 4:40pm Saturday evening. Fountain Police and Emergency crews responded to the report of a two car traffic accident at the intersection of Fontaine Blvd and Marksheffel Road involving a yellow Hummer H2... more »
October 26, 2010 1:42 PM
The Colorado State Patrol reports one person died overnight in an accident on Highway 24 in Chaffee County. According to the accident report, an 1989 Honda Civic was traveling east on Highway 24 when it went out of control and went into the westbound land. That vehicle was hit by... more »
October 25, 2010 9:15 PM
Highway 24 is down to one-lane at mile marker 223 because of a deadly accident. That's about 12 miles outside from Buena Vista. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. more »
October 21, 2010 12:42 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain... more »
October 4, 2010 1:53 PM
A motorcycle driver died Sunday in Park County when his motorcycle ran head-on into an SUV on Highway 285.
The Colorado State Patrol said the driver of the motorcycle driver failed to stay in his lane on a right-hand curve and went into the oncoming lane.
The driver... more »
September 29, 2010 3:51 PM
One man died in a crash near Kit Carson in Cheyenne County about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning.
The Colorado State Patrol reported a car was traveling north on Highway 287 about six miles south of Kit Carson. The car went into the oncoming lane and hit a southbound semi-trailer... more »
September 9, 2010 8:28 AM
Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors.
The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from... more »
August 31, 2010 11:42 AM
The El Paso County Health Department has finally found the two people who dropped off a rabid bat at the Pikes Peak Humane Society on Aug. 15. Their health is being evaluated.
"We are relieved that we are able to conduct a proper investigation of this situation," said Marigny... more »
August 30, 2010 7:14 PM
A Colorado Springs retired couple is warning people to be careful of mushrooms while camping or hiking in the mountains over Labor Day weekend. Their Boston Terrier died Saturday after eating a toxic mushroom at a campground in Teller County.
Ron and Carolyn "Cookie" Stapp were camping at Colorado... more »
August 20, 2010 6:02 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department will join with other law enforcement agencies throughout the country to crackdown on those who drive while impaired. The initial push will happen from August 20 through September 6.
Offenders are most often in the 21 to 24 age group. "All too often, innocent,... more »
August 16, 2010 1:41 PM
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in an accident that killed one man on Friday night.
It happened about four miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. According to the accident report a mid 90s model Toyota Camry was traveling west when it... more »