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Trucker’s 110-year sentence in fatal I-70 crash spotlights Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws

By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post The 110-year prison sentence meted out Dec. 13 to the truck driver who killed four people when he lost his brakes on Interstate 70 put a renewed spotlight on Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws and on district attorneys’ ability to use such laws to ensure convictions lead to prison time. […]

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Loose fuel hose blamed for causing fiery, deadly plane crash near Northern Colorado Regional Airport

A deadly plane crash near Northern Colorado Regional Airport last year was likely caused by an engine fire, the National Transportation Safety Board has found.  The agency said in a probable cause crash report that the blaze started because of a loose fuel hose on the twin-engine, propeller Beech 60 being flown by Thomas Lawson, […]

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Pilot of plane that crashed in Colorado mountains, went undiscovered for months blamed for fatal wreck

The pilot of an unmaintained airplane that crashed high in the Colorado mountains and went undiscovered for months last year did not adequately plan out his flight or anticipate the weather conditions, which likely brought his plane down, federal air crash investigators say.  Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of […]

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Plane crash that killed Fort Collins family of four blamed on pilot’s decision making, weather

The 2017 crash of a single-engine airplane near Glenwood Springs, killing a Fort Collins family of four, was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly into weather conditions he was not rated to handle and his lack of pre-takeoff planning, federal investigators said this week.  Those are the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board’s […]

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CDOT is looking for a great idea to keep cars from crashing into wildlife

If you’ve got a great idea on how to stop a deer from leaping into headlights, you just may help Colorado solve one of its worst rural-traffic nightmares: collisions with wildlife. The state’s Department of Transportation is challenging the public to come up with ideas that use technology to address this issue. According to the […]