Road crash

Distractions are leading cause of fatal crashes in Southwest Colorado

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in Southwest Colorado, said State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. So far this year, three out of five fatal car crashes in Southwest...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man who killed two in crash sentenced to prison

A Mancos man was sentenced to two years in prison for a deadly high-speed crash into an SUV carrying a family of four last July that left a father and son dead, and a mother and younger son in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passenger in fatal motorcycle crash expected to recover

A Durango woman who was riding as the passenger on a motorcycle that was involved in a fatal crash Saturday in Bayfield was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning, according to a...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of student killed on north Main starts tutoring fund

After Fort Lewis College student Allen Duke was killed by a driver last year while walking to work along north Main Avenue, his family learned he was tutoring students during his already busy...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school bus rear-ended on Colorado Highway 172

A Durango School District 9-R bus was rear-ended Thursday afternoon by another vehicle during a routine bus stop on Colorado Highway 172, east of Durango. All riders were presumed safe, and no...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-car crash snarls morning commute north of Durango

Two New Mexico residents were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a traffic crash on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. The crash occurred at 7:48 a.m. near Hermosa Meadows Road (County...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen facing three manslaughter charges for crash in Oklahoma

A Durango teenager has been charged as an adult with three counts of manslaughter on suspicion of causing a triple fatality crash on an Oklahoma highway last spring, killing a grandmother and her...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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