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Information expected next week about Sonntag death

Law enforcement officials may take another week before releasing information about how local professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag died after colliding with a driver last week near Marvel. Law...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fatal crash investigation continues into the weekend

Colorado State Patrol continued its investigation into the death of local professional cyclist Ben Sonntag into the weekend, declining to release information as law enforcement considers charges...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area cyclist hit, killed in southwest La Plata County

A Durango bicyclist was killed Wednesday after being hit by a pickup truck west of Marvel in southwest La Plata County. The crash occurred about 12:08 p.m. on County Road 105, less than a mile...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

One injured in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango

Two vehicles crashed Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango, reducing the highway to alternating traffic in one lane for almost two hours, according to law enforcement. The...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities believe speed, brakes had roles in fatal crash

Investigators believe excessive speed led to a fatal crash that killed a 37-year-old Durango man earlier this week. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said Lance Luedtke was driving...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice breaks off Red Mountain Pass, crushes and totals car

A Durango couple escaped serious injury while driving Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass when a large piece of ice broke off the mountainside, crushing and totaling their car....

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol, speed suspected factors in fatal crash

Alcohol and speed are the likely factors that led to a crash that killed a 25-year-old Bayfield woman earlier this month, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Around midnight Jan. 4,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cyclist killed in California; no charges likely for driver

A Durango man was killed after being hit by a car while bicycling near San Diego, but it’s not likely the driver will face charges. California Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Latulippe said this week...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injuries reported in crash near Ignacio

Highway 151 was reopened Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash closed the road, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The vehicles crashed at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday between Tiffany and Allison, closing...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers hit cow on U.S. Highway 550

A driver and his passengers escaped injury after hitting a cow Saturday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Aztec. According to New Mexico State Police, a 2008 GMC pickup, driven by a 76-year-old...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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