Road crash

Highway worker hit by car suffered severe brain damage

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker who was struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs suffered severe injuries to his legs and irreversible brain damage, according to a family...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic fatalities up in La Plata County, Colorado in 2017

Fatalities on La Plata County’s roads increased the last three years, according to statistics released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Fatalities across the state are also up. In...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman identified in fatal rollover crash

A Durango woman who died in a single-car crash Wednesday night north of Durango was identified Thursday as Tiffany Chanslor, 47, according to Colorado State Patrol. Chanslor was driving north on...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck dumps 46,000 pounds of lumber on Wolf Creek Pass

A truck driver making his maiden voyage over Wolf Creek Pass avoided serious injury Wednesday but found out the hard way why the pass is one of the most dangerous in the state of Colorado. “It...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550

A Durango man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night north of city limits on U.S. Highway 550. The victim was identified as Randal Ponce, 56, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll, with the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man pleads guilty to hydroplaning, killing two

A Mancos man pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 in July, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two. Anthony...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy who died in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 550 identified

A 9-year-old boy who died in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 550 has been identified as Dominic Allen. Dominic was riding with his mother, Angelica Hernandez, and younger brother,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver suspected of killing two pedestrians on Main Avenue in Durango pleads not guilty

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident suspected of veering off north Main Avenue and killing two pedestrians last year is scheduled for trial in April after pleading not guilty Tuesday in La...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man killed in Pagosa Springs crash

A 39-year-old Pagosa Springs man died Monday after his vehicle went off U.S. Highway 160 in Pagosa Springs, according to the Pagosa Springs Police Department. Chief W. Rockensock said in a prepared...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover crash near base of Coal Bank Pass closes U.S. Highway 550 early Friday

A rollover crash near the base of Coal Bank Pass closed U.S. Highway 550 for a brief period Friday morning. The crash was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 51, which is near Cascade...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News