Road crash

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old man from Fruita died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. near Durango West II...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years probation

An Ignacio man charged with careless driving causing death was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne said she was...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 at Gem Village reopens after crash

U.S. Highway 160 at Gem Village was temporarily closed Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash. A Colorado State Patrol spokesman said the crash closed the highway between Durango and Bayfield...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver dies on Wolf Creek Pass

A 30-year-old truck driver from Florida died last weekend after plunging more than 125 feet off Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. Highway 160. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the truck, a...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car almost drops off Red Mountain Pass

A driver from Minnesota had a close call last week when his car almost went off a sheer cliff, which drops hundreds of feet, on Red Mountain Pass. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tow truck driver slides off Molas Pass on icy roads

One person was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled off the side of Molas Pass at the Lime Creek curve. The driver, Don Curnow of Animas Towing & Recovery,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No injuries in three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160

No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday near Hesperus on U.S. Highway 160, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Cpl. Ivan Alvarado from the Denver dispatch...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in southwestern La Plata County is identified

The animal rescue community on the Navajo Nation, where there are an estimated half-million stray dogs roaming the vast desert landscape, just lost one of its most selfless, staunch advocates....

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in two-car crash in southwest La Plata County

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 140 near the New Mexico line. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the head-on crash occurred shortly before 11...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed after being hit by vehicle

A Durango man was fatally struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 160 near the intersection of County Road 225A. Capt. Adrian Driscoll of the Colorado State Patrol identified the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with four DUI arrests gets 24 years in prison after fatal crash

A Montezuma Creek, Utah, man with four DUI arrests has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash in 2016 while driving drunk to the Ute Mountain Casino. Timothy Amos Merritt, 57, was...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News