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Suspect arrested in connection to Weld County sheriff deputy’s death

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- A suspect was arrested late Monday in connection to a sheriff deputy's death after a hit-and-run, just North of Greeley.

Around 10:15 p.m., law enforcement agencies including investigators with the Weld County Sheriff's Office Strike Team and Colorado State Patrol took the suspect into custody.

The sheriff's office says the suspect was tracked in Fort Collins, after numerous public tips.

Sunday, troopers with the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Colorado Rd. 37 and AA St., just after 5:30 p.m.

According to Colorado State Patrol, a 2006 Ford was traveling westbound on AA St., and a 2021 Kawaski motorcycle was traveling southbound on Colorado Rd. 37. After the 2006 Ford stopped, the vehicle crossed the intersection, hitting the motorcycle.

The victim on the motorcycle died at the scene, Colorado State Patrol said.

Monday, the Weld County Sheriff's Office released the identity of the victim as 23-year-old Dep. Alexis Hein-Nutz.

The sheriff's office says she was one week away from her 24th birthday.

Alexis was a hard worker, a caring deputy and a positive force for our agency. I share in my deputies grief through this painful event together.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams
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