A fatal two-car motor vehicle accident on the night of March 6 in central Aurora left one man dead and another with minor injuries. Investigators believe that alcohol may have played a significant role in causing the deadly crash.
One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision.
In Colorado and elsewhere, car collisions and other violent traumas can cause a spinal fracture. A fracture of the spine occurs most often in the mid and lower back, but it may fracture at their connection, called the thoracolumbar junction. Extreme energy is usually required to cause these injuries, such as a car collision or a high fall. A weakened vertebra may also fracture due to osteoporosis or other medical conditions.
A two-car crash in Colorado ended in injury to four individuals after a sedan crossed into oncoming traffic, striking an SUV on Colo. 60 on Nov. 13. According to police, the accident investigation was ongoing at the time of the report.
One woman was killed and two people were injured in a crash involving three vehicles that happened on U.S. 6 between tunnels 1 and 2 in Clear Creek Canyon. The deadly crash happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 13. As of 10:30 p.m. on the day of the accident, the roadway was closed indefinitely between Golden and U.S. 119.
A Colorado man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in a fatal Grand Lake crash that happened on July 4, 2013. The man received a sentence of one year in county jail and two years of probation. He was also ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program and 120 hours of community service.
A 48-year-old man was fatally injured on June 24 when his motorcycle was allegedly struck by a jeep in Colorado Springs. The motor vehicle accident on Research Parkway occurred at about 4:50 p.m. near Chapel Hills Drive.
On June 21, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a fatal accident took place on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg, Colorado. Authorities report that a woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into another vehicle. The accident left one dead and two others injured.