February 10, 2013 12:04 PM
FRASER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a charter bus filled with more than three dozen members of a Littleton church rolled off a snowpacked roadway west of Fraser, but the few reported injuries were minor. The Colorado State Patrol says the bus went off the side of Grand County Road... more »
December 3, 2012 1:27 PM
CHEYENNE COUNTY - A 28-year old man died in a head-on collision with a semi-truck in Cheyenne County. The accident happened at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning along Colorado Highway 40 near milepost 438.
State troopers say the crash victim was headed west a 2000 Dodge Durango when he... more »
November 14, 2012 5:01 PM
Colorado State Troopers and law enforcement officers across the state arrested 564 on charges of drinking and driving during the week of Halloween.
The data compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation show Denver lead the state with 72 arrests, Colorado Springs had the second most with 46.
... more »
October 21, 2012 1:07 AM
A shooting and car chase closed both directions of I-25 for a short time Saturday evening.
It started with a reported shooting around 7:00 PM in the parking lot of the South Pointe Shopping Center near Drennan Rd. and South Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.
Nobody was hurt... more »
September 29, 2012 1:26 AM
Neighbors are speaking out after a deadly accident News 5 first reported Thursday night.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster of Fort Carson was driving home with his 11-year-old son when his car veered toward a telephone pole; the boy told officials his father over-corrected, rolling the car one and a... more »
September 11, 2012 8:56 PM
It's too often that we hear about lives cut short, because people weren't wearing their seat belts or their motorcycle helmets.
Tuesday it was a different story. Local law enforcement agencies are celebrating 12 people whose lives were saved because of safety devices. Each one of them knows first-hand... more »
August 24, 2012 12:53 AM
A major drug bust announced by the Colorado Springs Police Department on Thursday took more than $5.65 million dollars worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana off the streets of southern Colorado. Fourteen people are behind bars, accused of drug trafficking across seven states and Mexico; seven of the people... more »
July 14, 2012 2:17 PM
Two people changing a tire on the side of I-70 near Limon were killed Saturday morning when a truck pulling a loaded horse trailer drifted into the shoulder and hit the people just before 6:30 that morning. The wreck was at milepost 363 in the westbound shoulder of the Interstate.... more »
April 14, 2012 11:14 AM
I-25 is now open again in the northbound lanes south of Walsenburg.
Colorado State Patrol shut down both northbound lanes early Saturday morning after a three-vehicle accident. A spokesperson says there were no injuries in the accident; the closure was more about clearing debris from the roadway.
Both... more »
April 11, 2012 11:33 AM
Colorado State Troopers took a Grand Junction school bus driver in custody Tuesday for suspected drunk driving after he had dropped his students at Orchard Mesa Middle School.
Gary Williams, 54, is charged with Driving While Ability Impaired, 30 counts of Child Abuse and Failing to Drive in a... more »
April 2, 2012 2:04 PM
The Colorado State Patrol and 29 rural law enforcement agencies in 49 counties are mobilizing for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, starting today until Sunday, April 8.
The enforcement is combined with a seat belt education campaign, aimed at dispelling the myths and excuses people... more »
March 27, 2012 7:25 PM
Fremont County Commissioners are giving approval to artist Christo for his Over the River project - covering the parts of the Arkansas River with sheets of fabric.
Other requests for approval are still pending; however getting the unanimous vote from the Fremont County Commissioners was a big hurdle that... more »
March 13, 2012 1:08 PM
Colorado State Patrol troopers say a Cascade woman who was reported missing Monday night, has been found dead in a car crash.
Troopers started looking for 71-year-old Hilda Correa Monday night around ten, along Highway 24; even getting out and searching Fountain Creek on foot.
Crews found Correa... more »
February 25, 2012 12:29 PM
State Patrol is investigating a motorcycle accident on I-25 just south of Castle Rock. The rider had to be flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A spokesperson for State Patrol says the rider went down on their motorcycle just past mile marker 176, in the northbound lanes. Right... more »
February 3, 2012 7:16 PM
Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather.
"Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take... more »
February 1, 2012 5:18 PM
The Colorado State Patrol says traffic is being diverted off of Highway 50 east of Pueblo at 36th Lane due to a serious traffic crash.
Avoid the area and we'll have further updates as they become available. more »
October 22, 2011 2:09 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver has spent $365,000 in overtime expenses over five days for their work on the Wall Street protests.
The Denver Post reports that the spending includes police, sheriff, public works and environmental health departments. That figure does not include costs for an all day concert at... more »
October 15, 2011 6:56 PM
The Colorado State Patrol says Highway 115 is closed in both directions near Fort Carson's gate 5, because of a serious accident.
Troopers say one person has died and that several others are injured. No word yet on how many other people are injured, or their conditions.
CDOT... more »
October 3, 2011 2:35 PM
We're learning more about a senior from Central High who died over the weekend. Carlos Torres, 18, was a basketball player and a member of student council. Grief counselors are the school today to help classmate as they mourn their loss.
The state patrol says Torres died early Saturday... more »
September 29, 2011 3:08 AM
Interstate 25 on the north side of Colorado Springs is back open following a messy rollver. The car itself was not blocking traffic. However, the large amount of debris that was thrown from the vehicle during the rollover created a hazard for drivers.
State troopers were diverting all southbound... more »
September 28, 2011 6:45 PM
Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice.
The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to... more »
September 26, 2011 8:13 PM
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado transportation officials say a second test of using pace cars to reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains has gone smoothly.
Transportation officials say preliminary results show that when traffic slows down, vehicles are able to pass through the tunnel without creating gridlock.... more »
September 26, 2011 1:49 PM
September 25, 2011 2:32 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A defense attorney says statements made by one of two Colorado State Patrol troopers indicted in the death of an unarmed Redlands man should be invalid.
The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reports that Denver attorney Harvey Steinberg wants statements made by Cpl. Kirk... more »
September 21, 2011 8:04 PM
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) - Police cars will pace traffic on 27 miles of Interstate 70 in the mountains this weekend, the second test of a technique designed to even out fluctuations in traffic speed and reduce congestion and collisions.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says the next trial will... more »
September 18, 2011 1:55 PM
The Colorado State Patrol has released a statement detailing a crash scene investigation from a rollover crash that occurred at about 2:25am Sunday. Troopers say that a white Nissan Sentra being driven by Dwanye Kaber, age 31 of Pueblo heading north on I-25 when it veered into the center median.... more »
September 18, 2011 1:35 PM
Manitou Springs Police dispatch tells News 5 that an injury accident in the eastbound portion of Hwy 24 between Cascade and Manitou Springs has one lane blocked. Emergency workers are on scene and say that they are currently able to move traffic around the crash in the left lane. Colorado... more »
September 12, 2011 8:19 PM
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado State Patrol says it is still investigating a fatal bicycle crash in Grand County that killed a Silverthorne man.
Sky-Hi News reports that 55-year-old Joel Bramble was killed Saturday afternoon on Ute Pass south of Parshall Saturday afternoon.
The newspaper reports that... more »
August 29, 2011 12:32 AM
HEENEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer has died after suffering chest and head injuries in a motorcycle crash that happened while he was off duty.
The Summit County Coroner's office says in a release that Dillon police officer Jim Schaffer's motorcycle crashed into a delineator post... more »
August 24, 2011 6:52 PM
As part of the current Heat is On impaired driving campaign, officers in our state are targeting drivers who use medical marijuana and prescription drugs before driving.
Posters such as the one pictured are being put up at gas pumps across the state warning drivers not to medicate and... more »
August 10, 2011 3:07 PM
The Colorado State Patrol has released a statement on part of a time-line of this morning's events surrounding the capture of the "Dougherty Gang". Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to a possible camp site where a vehicle matching the suspects' white Subaru. When deputies arrived at the scene the... more »
August 10, 2011 1:11 PM
This is a photo from where the Doughtery siblings were caught this morning. This is south bound I-25 at mile marker 52 near Walsenburg. In the distance you can see a white car on the guardrail. Several law enforcement agencies remain on scene. more »
June 26, 2011 6:14 PM
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Police say a woman suspected of causing a fatal crash in Longmont Saturday fled the scene on foot and then tried to swim away from authorities in a nearby lake.
Colorado State Patrol believes 32-year-old Lisa Norton is to blame for a head-on collision Saturday... more »
May 28, 2011 2:21 PM
"The Heat Is On" campaign went into full swing late Friday evening as the Colorado Springs Police and Colorado State Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint in downtown Colorado Springs.
The DUI checkpoint was conducted along South Nevada Avenue at Las Vegas Street with Colorado Springs Police, State Troopers and... more »
May 28, 2011 2:10 PM
DENVER (AP) - A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a Colorado man who gave a state trooper the finger in April.
Saying it's free speech to give officers the finger, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement late Friday that it asked the case... more »
May 26, 2011 7:30 PM
DENVER (AP) - A civil liberties group plans to provide free representation to a 35-year-old Colorado man who faces criminal prosecution and a jail sentence for displaying his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the gesture may be rude, but is... more »
May 23, 2011 2:15 PM
Pueblo, CO May 25, 2011 - Law enforcement officers from the Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, and the Colorado State Patrol are expected to carry the Special Olympics Colorado torch, the Flame of Hope, through the streets of Pueblo County on May 25, 2011.... more »
May 21, 2011 11:39 AM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado State Patrol and more than 100 law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up enforcement of seat belt and child passenger safety laws.
Next week's stepped-up enforcement is part of a national campaign to get people to buckle up, and it runs through... more »
May 15, 2011 3:19 PM
Shortly before 1:50 A.M. Saturday morning, a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 approximately 17 miles north of Trinidad when it drifted off the left side of the roadway. Colorado State Patrol states a vehicle left the road it spun out of control and rolled multiple times into... more »
May 8, 2011 11:45 PM
One person's dead and, two others hurt in an accident just north of Pueblo.
State Troopers say a pick-up truck rolled just after 7:00 tonight on I-25 near exit 106. Three people were thrown from the truck, one died at the scene. The other two, a man and woman, were... more »
May 8, 2011 11:15 AM
The Colorado State patrol is continuing its investigation of a motorcycle accident that occurred at around 4:45 P.M. Saturday on Goldfield Dr, just east of the intersection at Fountain Valley School Rd. The rider and passenger of the motorcycle were not wearing helmets when the rider mis-negotiated the turn resulting... more »
May 4, 2011 9:00 PM
The Colorado State Patrol says Highway 24, two miles east of Johnson Village is closed in both directions, while they investigate an accident that killed two people.
It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Troopers say a car was heading westbound on 24 when it crossed over the yellow line and... more »
April 17, 2011 7:12 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are encouraging motorcycle riders to get professional training before they hit the road.
CDOT and CSP point to certain statistics that show lack of training among motorcycle riders causes many motorcycle fatalities.
1. Motorcycle riders accounted for 18%... more »
April 17, 2011 3:14 PM
Colorado State Patrol tells News First 5 that a semi-tractor trailer has jack-knifed on I-25 Northbound over Raton Pass near mile marker 8. Crews are responding to the scene to help move the truck and trailer from the roadway. There are no reported injuries at this time. more »
February 19, 2011 1:07 PM
A Pueblo woman was seriously injured during a suspected drunk driving accident that happened along the US Hwy 50 bypass in Pueblo County late Friday night.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that the driver, 36 year-old Bill Riggs of Pueblo, was headed east on Hwy 50 near 23rd Lane... more »
February 6, 2011 5:23 AM
The Colorado State Patrol reports that one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries in a single vehicle roll over crash along I-25 near Fountain. The red SUV rolled and landed in the median near mile marker 129 sometime after 2:00 a.m. Sunday.
Troopers believe the icy... more »
January 7, 2011 7:38 PM
Between November 23rd and Jan 3rd, law enforcement agencies all across Colorado conducted arrests of 1,556 people for driving impaired. During the same period 41 people were killed on Colorado roadways with 14 0f those fatal accidents being linked to alcohol.
The report states that alcohol related fatalities are... more »
January 3, 2011 10:41 AM
Grief counselors are at Canon City High School this morning to help student cope with the loss of a classmate. State troopers say Samantha Gaunt, 17, died Sunday morning when the Ford Mustang she was driving went off the road and hit a tree in Penrose.
CCHS Principal Bret... more »
January 2, 2011 3:07 PM
Colorado State Patrol and emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal single vehicle traffic accident on 4th street in Penrose this afternoon. Flight for life services were called but turned back when the victim died from their injuries at the scene. The details are still coming in as... more »
December 29, 2010 10:57 PM
One person is dead after a crash 7 miles north of Pueblo on Interstate 25. The northbound side of the interstate from milemarker 110 (Pinon) to milemarker 114 (Young Hollow) was shut down for five hours.
A truck with a trailer was traveling southbound at milemarker 114, it's not... more »
December 17, 2010 9:45 AM
Colorado State Patrol is reporting that a fatal accident has occurred on Colorado State Highway 115 in Fremont County South of Hwy 50 near Florence. The accident was a head on collision that took place at around 5:50 AM at mile marker 22. HWY 115 is reported to be closed... more »
November 28, 2010 8:47 AM
Early numbers show Colorado Springs leading the state in the number of drunk drivers arrested over the holiday weekend.
An online tally of drunk driving arrests shows 87 people have been charged statewide with DUI since the enforcement period begain last Tuesday.
Of those arrests, 33 were reported... more »
November 21, 2010 7:02 PM
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an auto-pedestrian accident resulting in one minor injury and one fatal injury that occurred on Interstate 25, 1 mile north of Walsenburg. A 2003 Saturn Ion was traveling southbound on Interstate 25. A pedestrian, wearing dark clothing, was walking southbound, approximately six feet in... more »
October 30, 2010 11:40 AM
State troopers have arrested a man they say was carrying over $300,000 dollars worth of marijuana in his car. They stopped the 2001 Cadillac CTS at about 10:00 p.m. on Thursday just west of Rock Ford. The driver who is from Northglenn was reportedly speeding and the vehicle's registration had... more »
October 28, 2010 10:45 PM
Update: All lanes are back open.
Colorado State Patrol says southbound I-25 is closed at mile marker 132 because of a rollover. That's near Widefield/Security area. The vehicle went into a ditch on the side of the road. The driver was trapped but is now out.
We'll bring... more »
September 24, 2010 3:17 PM
The tar spill that closed Highway 24 on the western edge of Colorado Springs is now cleaned up, just in time for the evening commute. Crews have been busy scraping the goo off westbound Highway 24 since around 1p.m. It spilled as a result of a traffic accident.
While... more »
September 13, 2010 7:25 PM
Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12... more »
September 7, 2010 8:36 AM
Authorities say a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, killing a University of Wyoming football player and injuring three teammates.
The Colorado State Patrol says Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami was killed in the crash early Monday. Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Christian Morgan,18, of Aurora,... more »
July 31, 2010 6:02 PM
Another scary rollover accident scene was on the side of Gold Camp Road, Saturday morning in El Paso County. It was another serious accident this week with a teen at the wheel.
"(The driver) Lost control on the dirt, started to rotate clockwise, went off the right side of... more »
July 31, 2010 12:50 PM
Four people were sent to the hospital this morning after a rollover on Old Stage Road west of Colorado S prings.
Several agencies including Colorado State Patrol, the National Forest Service, and Colorado Springs Fire Department are were on scene.
A Trooper on the scene says the driver... more »
July 28, 2010 11:43 AM
The Colorado State Patrol say one person died in a rollover accident on I-25 Tuesday night, not two as was reported at the scene.
The GMC Yukon was carrying four people, all brothers and sisters in the same family, between the ages of 13 and 21. Killed in the... more »