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Man dies in Teller County crash

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) - The Colorado State Patrol reported that one man died Sunday in a two car crash around 5:00 pm, on Highway 24, near Divide.

According to Troopers, A 37-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 was heading west on Highway 24 when he crashed into a Kia Forte that was stopped on the shoulder of the road. Investigators said the driver of the Kia, a 78-year-old man, died at the scene. Both the passenger of the Kia and the driver of the Ford were not injured in the crash.

The driver of the truck was arrested for suspicion of DUI and the crash remains under investigation.  Witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Colorado State Patrol at (719)544-2424.

Local News / Teller County Crime

Tom Massmann

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  1. “…suspicion of DUI…”

    If found guilty of DUI, then he needs to be charged with FELONY MURDER. DUI causing death, is a class 4 felony. The law states that: If someone causes a death while committing a FELONY, it is MURDER.

    This person intentionally chose to drink, and get behind the wheel of a 4,500 to 5,900 pound (weight of a 2010 Ford F-150) battering ram. His actions destroyed multiple families, including his own.

    Start handing out the MAXIMUM PENALTY, and MAYBE, just MAYBE people will start thinking about their actions before getting behind the wheel.

    1. Just looked up the booking records. Is booked on Vehicular Homicide, Open container, careless driving. Picture looks like he was hammered. I hope they also cite whomever served him. Heartbroken for the elderly victim.

    2. How many times do I have to point out to you that your information is wrong?
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      Under Colorado Revised Statutes § 18-3-102, a homicide can be charged as first degree murder when committed during one of the following felonies: Committing or attempting to commit arson, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sexual assault, or a class 3 felony sexual assault on a child. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES, where the maximum penalty is found under a charge of Vehicular Homicide. You need to learn to read the whole law, not just the one clause that suits you.

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