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UPS truck driver killed in crash near Ellicott

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado State Patrol was called to a fatal crash Thursday night after a UPS truck driver reportedly veered off the road.

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Highway 94 a few miles past Ellicott. A spokesman with CSP tells us the driver, who has been identified as 71-year-old Don Buckner, was declared dead at the hospital. Witnesses say the truck flipped over, ejecting the driver.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, though speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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  1. “Witnesses say the truck flipped over, ejecting the driver.”
    I’ve seen many delivery drivers who don’t use seat belts, even though I believe all the shipping companies require them. Make me wonder if the company’s insurance will cover the driver’s death.

    1. What type of person assumes that a driver (you know, one of those people putting their lives on the line to deliver comfort and health to those of us remaining at home) was behaving unsafely without a scant shred of proof. RealityCheck is what you need. Please stop speculating, you obviously are completely unqualified to do so.

  2. RealityCheck’s post says nothing about the driver behaving unsafely, only an observation. BTW, individuals don’t get ejected from a vehicle if they are properly wearing their seat belts. On another note, other news sites were stating – BEFORE RealityCheck’s post- that CSP reported seat belts had not been used.

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