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2 colorado soldiers id’d as victims of california crash


fort carson, colo. (ap) — the military has released the names of two colorado-based soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in california.the army said monday 1st lt. clayton r. cullen and chief warrant officer 2 kevin f. burke died saturday when an ah64 apache helicopter crashed during training at the national training center at fort irwin, california.cullen was from indiana and burke from california. the army didn’t release their hometowns.the cause of the crash is under investigation.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.cullen and burke were assigned to the 4th combat aviation brigade of the 4th infantry division at fort carson, colorado.






2 soldiers killed when army helicopter crashes in california


the army says two soldiers from colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the southern california desert.the san bernardino sun newspaper reports the ah-64 apache crashed around 1 a.m. saturday at the national training center at fort irwin.maj. gen. randy a. george says both soldiers killed were assigned to the 4th infantry division stationed at fort carson in colorado. their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.the cause of the crash is under investigation.fort irwin is a remote facility in the high mojave desert midway between san bernardino, california, and las vegas.






colorado family of 4 id’d as victims of fatal plane crash


glenwood springs, colo. (ap) — a colorado family of four has been identified as the victims of a fatal small airplane crash.relatives on sunday said in a statement that 47-year-old jeff makepeace, his 45-year-old wife, jennifer, and their twin 10-year-old children, addison and benjamin, died in the crash late friday.the family from the city of fort collins was flying from a fort collins-area airport to moab, utah, when their single-engine plane crashed about in mountainous terrain near glenwood springs, colorado about 170 miles (275 kilometers) west of denver.federal authorities are investigating the cause of the crash of the cirrus sr22. it’s a single-engine plane that can seat up to five passengers.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the statement says details of fu






school bus crash closes highway near rocky flats – the denver post


a stretch of colorado 93 near rocky flats national wildlife refuge is closed monday afternoon because of a crash involving a school bus.the colorado state patrol reported on twitter about 2:15 p.m. that no one was seriously injured in the crash.colorado 93 between colorado 72 and colorado 128 will be closed monday while police officers and rescue workers are on the scene. no estimated time for reopening had been given as of 2:30 p.m.






1 killed, 21 injured in california tour bus crash


kramer, calif. (ap) — a crash between a tour bus and two cars killed one person and injured 21 others monday in the southern california high desert, according to the california highway patrol.chp officer brian benson said six people had major injuries, while a san bernardino county fire spokesman said seven people had life-threatening injuries. it wasn’t immediately clear which was correct.medical helicopters were on their way to the scene of the crash on state route 58 near kramer, about 100 miles northeast of los angeles. the highway was closed in both directions.benson said it was unclear what caused the crash near the unincorporated community of kramer, and he didn’t have any further details about the bus or the victims. he said there was no remarkable weather in the area at the time o






harrison ford goes into good samaritan mode, helping victims of california car c


the hollywood icon helped pull a woman from a car following a crash in santa paula, calif., on sunday.        






1 killed, 21 injured in california tour bus crash


kramer, calif. — the california highway patrol says a crash between a tour bus and two cars has killed one person and injured 21 others in the southern california high desert.chp officer brian benson says it's unclear what caused the monday crash near the unincorporated community of kramer, and didn't have any further details about the bus or the victims. he says there was no remarkable weather in the area at the time of the collision.benson says six of the 21 people hurt have major injuries and that four medical helicopters are on their way to the scene.benson says the bus seats about 30 passengers and declined to immediately release the name of the company that owns it.






julia sarcona, lacrosse player for northport and colorado, dies in crash


julia sarcona, who played lacrosse at the university of colorado and northport high school, died in a car crash in colorado on saturday. photo credit: university of colorado julia sarcona loved the outdoors. it was common for her to take early morning hikes on the chautauqua trailhead in the flatirons mountains of boulder, colorado.sarcona, who played lacrosse for northport high school and at the university of colorado, was killed saturday when her car left the road and hit a tree, colorado state police said. she was 21.“she was driving back down the mountain...






telluride woman dies in san miguel county crash on colorado 145 – the denver pos


a 50-year-old telluride woman was killed wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on colorado 145 in san miguel county.the county sheriff’s office says gina marie pace died at the scene.“our thoughts are with her family,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet.the colorado state patrol is investigating the crash, which happened just east of norwood. further details on the wreck were not immediately released.






indiana soldier killed in crash was top student, athlete


bicknell, ind. (ap) — an indiana soldier killed in a california helicopter crash was a top student and athlete at his high school before starting army officer training while in college.the army says 1st lt. clayton cullen was among two fort carson, colorado-based soldiers killed saturday during a training crash at fort irwin, california. the vincennes sun-commercial reports the 25-year-old cullen grew up in the southwestern indiana town of bicknell and was a 2011 graduate of north knox high school, where the american flag was lowered to half-staff monday. cullen was a national honor society and student council member and mvp of the school’s soccer team.principal matt sandefer says cullen “was an extraordinary young man.”most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.cullen joined i






7 dead, 1 injured in military helicopter crash in mexico


mexico city — mexico's defense department says seven army personnel are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed in the northern state of durango.one soldier was found seriously wounded at the scene. the bodies of the rest of the victims were believed to be in the wreckage of the craft.the department said friday the bell 412 transport helicopter was on a training mission and was carrying 2 pilots, an officer and five soldiers.the crash occurred near el salto in a mountainous region of durango.the cause of the crash is under investigation.






julia sarcona, lacrosse player for northport and colorado, dies in crash


julia sarcona, who played lacrosse at the university of colorado and northport high school, died in a car crash in colorado on saturday. photo credit: university of colorado by gregg [email protected] @gregg_sarra updated january 15, 2018 9:27 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailjulia sarcona loved the outdoors. it was common for her to take early morning hikes on the chautauqua trailhead in the flatirons mountains of boulder, colorado.sarcona, who played lacrosse for northport high school and at the university of colorado, was killed saturday when her car left the road and hit a tree, colorado state police said. she was 21.“she was driving back down the mountain from what she loved to do,” said her father, joe sarcona, formerly of northport. julia sarcona, who pla






waddesdon air crash: families visit wreckage site


image caption both aircraft involved in the crash were from wycombe air park families of the victims of a mid-air crash between a helicopter and a plane have visited the site of the wreckage in buckinghamshire. two people in each aircraft were killed in friday's crash at waddesdon estate, near aylesbury. there were no survivors.thames valley police said all four victims were men and that three of the families had visited the crash site.investigations are continuing at the scene, they said.






61-year-old passenger dies day after bus crash on colo. 93 – the denver post


a 61-year-old passenger on a bus involved in a crash on colorado 93 on monday died the next day despite initial reports that nobody was seriously injured in the crash.the crash happened at 1:12 p.m. monday near milemarker 9 on colorado 93 near the border of boulder and jefferson counties.investigators say a subaru wrx heading northbound drifted into the southbound lane and collided into the side of a bus owned by developmental disabilities resource center, causing the bus to roll over onto its side.the bus was carrying 26 people at the time of the crash. colorado state patrol initially reported that 13 people were transported to the hospital and that all of the injuries were minor, but trooper josh lewis said on thursday that one of the passengers did die at the hospital on tuesday.lewis s






troopers: 2 die in crash on florida's turnpike


howey in the hills, fla. — troopers say a seven-vehicle crash on florida's turnpike has left two people dead.the florida highway patrol identified the victims in sunday evening's crash as a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man who were traveling in the same vehicle. authorities initially had said four people died in the crash northwest of orlando near howey in the hills. they sent a news release later monday correcting the number to two.trooper steven montiero says one of the victims died at the scene and the other died at the hospital. he said information is constantly being updated "due to the complexity of the scene."police have not released the victims' names or any other details of the crash.






7 dead, 1 injured in military helicopter crash in mexico


mexico city (ap) — mexico’s defense department says seven army personnel are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed in the northern state of durango.one soldier was found seriously wounded at the scene. the bodies of the rest of the victims were believed to be in the wreckage of the craft.the department said friday the bell 412 transport helicopter was on a training mission and was carrying 2 pilots, an officer and five soldiers.the crash occurred near el salto in a mountainous region of durango.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the cause of the crash is under investigation.






colorado woman pleads guilty to crash that killed 2 children


eagle, colo. (ap) — a 46-year-old colorado woman who was involved in a dui crash that killed two of her four children has pleaded guilty to felony charges.jenny figaszewski, of arvada, pleaded guilty monday to vehicular homicide-dui and child abuse resulting in death for the july 11, 2016, crash near wolcott. prosecutors say she used meth before starting her trip in california.the car went off of interstate 70 and started rolling before it returned to the roadway, skidded sideways and hit a fence. it flipped twice, injuring her and killing two of her daughters, ages 14 and 9.two other children, ages 7 and 5, were seriously injured.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.figaszewski is scheduled to be sentenced may 7 and is expected to receive a 16-year term.






2 killed in california plane crash were stunt flying


san diego (ap) — two people killed in a southern california plane crash were on a flight with a company that offers stunt flying and simulated air combat.the san diego union-tribune reports that garrett engler and peter gillcrist died saturday when their plane went down in the mountains about 30 miles northeast of san diego. the crash sparked a 20-acre wildfire.gillcrist was a pilot with sky combat ace, which identified the victims. it didn’t indicate who was piloting the plane.spokeswoman megan fazio says it appears no distress calls were made before the crash.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the company, which operates from san diego, lake tahoe and las vegas, describes itself as “the world’s most extreme aviation attraction.”a passenger and pilot also died in a






the latest: names of those killed in car-bear crash released


denver — the latest on a fatal car crash on a major colorado highway that involved a bear (all times local):6:30 p.m.authorities have released the name of the three people who died after a car hit a bear on a major colorado highway, kdvr tv reports.authorities say the people who were killed friday morning after they were ejected from a 2007 chevy suv are kimberly hernandez, 7, and eugenio hernandez altamirano, 63, who died at the scene. brizeyda hernandez, 15, was taken to grand river hospital in nearby rifle, colorado and then flown to children's hospital in denver, where she died, kdvr reported.the colorado state patrol says four other people in the car suffered serious injuries in the crash about 3:30 a.m. on interstate 70. they are a 9-year-old boy from new castle, colorado; a 62-year-






coroner identifies two men killed in fiery, head-on crash near byers – the denve


adams county authorities have identified the two men killed in a fiery, head-on crash friday morning near the town of byers.william linnebur, a 33-year-old from aurora, and jose benitez-soto, a 39-year-old from brush, died in the collision on u.s. 36.television news helicopter images from the crash scene showed the severely mangled wreckage of a pickup truck. authorities say the wreck also involved a tractor-trailer.the adams county coroner’s office, which released the men’s names, did not say which vehicles the victims were in.the wreck sparked a grass fire, which was quickly extinguished. the crash happened about 8:45 a.m. friday.the colorado state patrol, which is investigating the crash, has not released details on the cause.






man killed in western colorado after collision with cdot snowplow – the denver p


a man died sunday in western colorado when the dodge pickup he was driving crashed into an oncoming colorado department of transportation snowplow.the man killed in the crash around 1:45 p.m. had been driving north on colorado 184. he was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in montezuma county, state patrol spokesman tim sutherland said.“he lost control and slammed into a cdot plow truck. the plow was down,” sutherland saidthe cdot driver was taken to hospital for observation, apparently not seriously injured, he said. circumstances around the crash were under investigation.






pregnant driver gives birth, dies after california crash


fresno, calif. — authorities say a pregnant driver gave birth and died after crossing a highway median and striking another car head-on sunday in northern california.the fresno bee reports (http://bit.ly/2rw0ier ) that a woman in her 20s was driving a honda civic with a 10-year-old boy in the backseat when she collided with a southbound kia optima about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of fresno.the driver of the kia was also killed in the crash.the newborn and the boy were taken to the hospital in critical condition.the names of the victims were not released.






colorado prisons need to do better about informing victims when inmates move, pa


denver — a state committee has determined that colorado’s corrections agency should have done more to inform victims of the aurora theater shooting that james holmes was transferred out of state to serve his life sentence.kmgh-tv reported last week holmes was moved out of colorado last year after he was attacked by another inmate. the state says it cannot disclose where holmes is now being held because of an agreement with other states to transfer offenders that requires inmates’ new locations remain secret.the victims rights act subcommittee called on the department of corrections to improve its system for notifying victims of inmate transfers.the action came in response to complaints from family members of victims killed in the 2012 attack.the department has agreed to update its victim n






the latest: details emerge of victims in fatal chopper crash


newport beach, calif. — the latest on a fatal helicopter crash in southern california (all times local):5:30 p.m.more details are emerging about the victims of a deadly helicopter crash in a southern california neighborhood.two of the three people killed in tuesday's crash worked for the standard, a trendy national hotel chain.the company said wednesday that 45-year-old kim watzman of santa monica had been at the company for 11 years and was the general manager of the standard's location in hollywood.the company says 56-year-old brian reichelt had been with the company for more than six years as a regional director of finance at the standard in miami.amar lalvani, ceo of standard international, says the company is "heartbroken."the cause of tuesday's crash remains unknown.the pilot was the






motorcycle cop injured escorting vice president pence in colorado springs – the


a colorado springs motorcycle officer was seriously injured saturday morning in a crash while escorting vice president mike pence’s motorcade to the airport.the crash happened about 7:45 a.m. on u.s. 24 near circle drive.the officer’s name has not been released.colorado springs television stations reported that the crash was believed to be accidental. the officer’s injuries were originally reported to be critical, but the police department later said the officer was in serious and stable condition.westbound u.s. 24 reopened by 11:45.the vice president was leaving town after speaking to focus on the family on friday.






motorcycle cop injured escorting vice president pence in colorado springs – the


a colorado springs motorcycle officer was seriously injured saturday morning in a crash while escorting vice president mike pence’s motorcade to the airport.the crash happened about 7:45 a.m. on u.s. 24 near circle drive.the officer’s name has not been released.colorado springs television stations reported that the crash was believed to be accidental. the officer’s injuries were originally reported to be critical, but the police department later said the officer was in serious and stable condition.pence posted on twitter at about 12:30 p.m., saying “spoke to wife of injured colorado springs motorcycle officer. so relieved his injuries not life-threatening. will keep him in our prayers.”westbound u.s. 24 reopened by 11:45.the vice president was leaving town after speaking to focus on the fa






authorities id northern colorado girl killed in atv crash – the denver post


greeley — authorities have released the name of a 13-year-old girl who died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern colorado.the greeley tribune reports sophia st. amant was off-roading with two other teenage girls when the atv they were in went over an embankment and rolled into standing water in a canal just northeast of severance on saturday.two of the girls were able to get out of the atv, but st. amant was trapped. investigators with the weld county sheriff’s office say the crash appears to have been an accident.the names of the two other girls have not been released.






motorcycle cop injured escorting vice president pence in colorado springs – the


a colorado springs motorcycle officer was seriously injured saturday morning in a crash while escorting vice president mike pence’s motorcade to the airport.the crash happened about 7:45 a.m. on u.s. 24 near circle drive.the officer was identified saturday afternoon as andrew holland, on the forces since 2009.,colorado springs television stations reported that the crash was believed to be accidental. the officer’s injuries were originally reported to be critical, but the police department later said the officer was in serious and stable condition.pence posted on twitter at about 12:30 p.m., saying “spoke to wife of injured colorado springs motorcycle officer. so relieved his injuries not life-threatening. will keep him in our prayers.”westbound u.s. 24 reopened by 11:45.the vice president






three badly hurt in capitol expressway crash


san jose — three people were badly hurt in a sunday morning crash around 10:20 a.m., at capitol expressway and snell avenue, according to dispatchers.the accident shut down the eastbound lanes of snell and three ambulances were sent to the scene. san jose police were doing traffic control in the area and the victims were being extricated at 10:45 a.m., according to dispatch reports.the victims’ injuries were described as life-threatening.no further information about the crash was immediately available. check back for updates to this story.






colorado governor’s weed advice for california: focus on edibles, home grows, pe


colorado gov. john hickenlooper played sage to california on tuesday, warning lawmakers there's a "steep hill" ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana.






man dies in motorcycle crash in lasalle late saturday – the denver post


one man died and a woman was taken to north colorado medical center with serious injuries saturday night after a crash in lasalle.the crash, involving a 2003 yamaha motorcycle and a 2011 hyundai sonata, happened at 10:53 p.m. near weld county road 394 and 5th street.the motorcycle was traveling west at a high rate of speed, said colorado state trooper tim sutherland. the hyundai was stopped at a stop sign when it began to make a left turn onto weld 394.read the full story at the greeley tribune






6 dead after wrong-way crash on northern california highway


woodland, calif. (ap) — authorities say six people have been killed in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver on a northern california highway.the california highway patrol says it received calls around 12:30 a.m. sunday about a chevrolet heading south in the northbound lanes of interstate 5 near woodland.the chp says the 2013 chevrolet with only the female driver inside collided with a dodge carrying five people about 20 miles northwest of sacramento. both vehicles were engulfed in flames.officials say the woman in the chevrolet and everyone in the dodge — three women and two men — died at the scene.investigators will try to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role.the sacramento bee reports the yolo county coroner’s office will release the identities of the victims.






bus crash closes highway near rocky flats – the denver post


a stretch of colorado 93 near rocky flats national wildlife refuge is closed monday afternoon because of a crash involving a bus with 13 people on board.the colorado state patrol reported on twitter about 2:15 p.m. that no one was seriously injured in the crash.the bus rolled onto its passenger side on the southbound side of colorado 93 after it was side-swiped by a subaru wrx, said trooper nate reid, a state patrol spokesman. the subaru, which was traveling north, had drifted into the bus’s lane.the subaru was then struck by a toyota corolla. the drivers of the subaru and toyota were not injured, reid said.the 13 people on the bus, including the driver, were transported to a boulder hospital. the bus belonged to the developmental disabilities resource center in golden, which serves adults






17k california guard soldiers will keep disputed bonuses


sacramento, calif. — the pentagon says more than 17,000 california national guard soldiers won't have to repay more than $190 million in enlistment bonuses and other payments handed out in error between 2004 and 2010.the decision closes several years of wrangling over whether to take the money back after an audit revealed overpayments as the guard faced pressure to hit enlistment goals during the iraq and afghanistan wars. bonuses of up to $15,000 and loan aid were offered.a pentagon report sent to congressional committees on july 31 says 17,092 soldiers will not have to repay the money and will be refunded if they already did. it says 393 soldiers will not get relief because they didn't fulfill their enlistment terms.the decision was first reported friday by the los angeles times.






3 killed, 4 injured after car hits bear on colorado highway


three people were killed and four seriously injured friday morning when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear.seven people were in the chevrolet suv that slid across the center median, crossing over lanes of traffic before it flew off interstate 70 about 3:30 a.m. near rifle, colorado, the colorado state patrol said.the people who were killed friday morning after they were ejected from a car include kimberly hernandez, 7, and eugenio hernandez altamirano, 63, who died at the scene, authorities told kdvr tv. brizeyda hernandez, 15, was taken to grand river hospital in nearby rifle, colorado and then flown to children's hospital in denver, where she died, kdvr reported.the colorado state patrol says four other people in the car suffered serious injuries. they are a 9-year






bus crash in california desert kills 1, injures 21


kramer junction — at least one person was killed in a crash monday afternoon involving a bus and at least two other vehicles on highway 58  near kramer junction, according to initial san bernardino county fire reports.the crash was reported around 12:30 p.m., according to twitter posts by the fire department. at least nine ambulances and eight helicopters were called to transport the nearly two dozen hurt in the crash.authorities said six people were seriously hurt and about 15 sustained moderate to minor injuries, officials said. one person died.the crash took place on highway 58 about two miles east of highway 395, fire officials said. the highway was closed in both directions. kramer junction is in the mojave desert about 30 miles west of barstow.chp officer brian benson said it was unc






two dead, traffic alert issued after fiery crash on interstate 880 – the mercury


oakland — two people died in a fiery crash involving three vehicles early monday morning, the california highway patrol said.the crash happened around 5:05 a.m. on northbound interstate 880 near the 5th street on-ramp and wound up blocking all lanes of the freeway, chp officer kevin bartlett said. details of the crash were not available immediately, but bartlett confirmed that three vehicles were involved at that at least one of them caught fire.the victims’ identities were not available immediately, nor were details of the crash. at least one of the vehicles was  truck, bartlett said.the chp issued a sig alert for severe traffic at 5:36 a.m. and initially detoured cars off the freeway. at 6:20 a.m., they opened the far left and far right lanes and stopped the detours. the middle two lanes






3 killed, 4 injured after car hits bear on colorado highway


denver — three people were killed and four seriously injured friday morning when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear.seven people were in the chevrolet suv that slid across the center median, crossing over lanes of traffic before it flew off interstate 70 about 3:30 a.m. near rifle, colorado, the colorado state patrol said.the people who were killed friday morning after they were ejected from a car include kimberly hernandez, 7, and eugenio hernandez altamirano, 63, who died at the scene, authorities told kdvr tv. brizeyda hernandez, 15, was taken to grand river hospital in nearby rifle, colorado and then flown to children's hospital in denver, where she died, kdvr reported.the colorado state patrol says four other people in the car suffered serious injuries. they are






double-fatal, head-on crash near byers ignites small grass fire, leaves mangled


two people were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash friday morning east of denver, near the town of byers, that also ignited a small grass fire.the colorado state patrol says the wreck happened on u.s. 36 near xmore road. the route has been closed while crews investigate the crash.television news helicopter images from the crash scene showed the severely mangled wreckage of at least one vehicle, which appeared to be a pickup truck. authorities say the wreck involved a pickup and a tractor-trailer.the grass fire was quickly extinguished. the crash happened about 8:45 a.m.“they are still working on identifications,” trooper josh lewis, a colorado state patrol spokesman, said.a state patrol spokesman did not immediately have further information on the crash.






california national guard sends soldiers and high-water vehicles to oroville dam


the california national guard has sent 25 soldiers and 13 high-water vehicles to help authorities in oroville. they will be assisting the butte county sheriff's office and california office of emergency services with the oroville dam situation. the soldiers and vehicles were deployed from the 235th engineer company in petaluma and the santa rosa-based 579th engineer battalion. according to the u.s. department of defense, the vehicles allow first-responders to navigate through flood waters, bring supplies to residents and rescue those who are trapped. soldiers from the 2632nd transportation company on monday dropped off blankets, cots and other essential items to shelters throughout the affected area. the deployment comes after adjutant general david baldwin announced on sunday that a






2 victims of san diego plane crash identified


san diego (ap) — a new york state husband and wife are among the victims of a deadly plane crash in san diego.the san diego union-tribune reports that robert stelling of southhampton died and his wife, dawn stelling, was injured in saturday’s crash.another passenger was hurt and the pilot was injured when the single-engine beech bonanza lost engine power. it crashed on a baseball field next to an elementary school, then skidded into a home and burst into flames.the names of the other victims haven’t been released.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.max sansa lived in the home but had left for work minutes before the crash. his wife and 2-year-old daughter were out of town.sansa’s wife, liz serrano, tells the paper the couple lost everything, including their dog.gofund






doctor, teen critically hurt after stopping to help crash victims


good samaritans who stopped to help at rollover crash injured when car slams into them.       






off-duty firefighter who rescued plane crash victims speaks out


santa ana, calif. -- an off-duty firefighter who came to the rescue of two victims of a small plane crash on the 405 freeway is speaking out, cbs los angeles reports.john meffert was driving home from his shift at the avalon fire station at 9:30 a.m. friday and watched as fire engulfed the small plane as it came down just short of the runway at john wayne airport in santa ana.he initially decided, for his own safety, to stay back. but then he saw something that made him run toward the flames.playvideocbs evening newssmall plane crash-lands on california's 405 freeway one of the busiest freeways in the country became a crash-landing strip friday for a small plane. remarkably, no one on the ground was hurt. john... "i'm on the phone with my dad," he said. "i kind of told him, there's a plane






6 dead after wrong-way crash on northern california highway


woodland, calif. (ap) — authorities say six people have been killed in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver on a northern california highway.the california highway patrol says it received calls around 12:30 a.m. sunday about a chevrolet heading south in the northbound lanes of interstate 5 near woodland.the chp says the 2013 chevrolet with only the female driver inside collided with a dodge carrying five people about 20 miles northwest of sacramento. both vehicles were engulfed in flames.officials say the woman in the chevrolet and everyone in the dodge — three women and two men — died at the scene.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.investigators will try to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role.the sacramento bee reports the yolo county coroner’s office w






4 people die in fiery car crash in southeast colorado


denver (ap) — colorado state patrol says four people died in a fiery, four-vehicle crash in southeast colorado including two people from oklahoma.the denver post reports (http://dpo.st/2eobfmy ) a 2002 chevrolet silverado pickup truck collided with three other cars on wednesday as it was driving on u.s. 287 near the town of springfield. investigators say the driver and passenger of the pickup truck died at the scene. they have not been identified.state patrol identified the driver and passenger of the 2005 ford ranger in the wreck as 34-year-old craig norberg and 64-year-old wedny norberg of del city, oklahoma.officials say four other people suffered minor injuries in the wreck.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a crash bulletin says drugs and alcohol were not contri






interstate 70 closed on plains after semi-trailer crash


interstate 70 is closed in both directions between deer trail and agate on the eastern plains after a crash involving a semi-trailer truck.the colorado department of transportation said on twitter late saturday morning that there was no estimated time for reopening and that a detour in place.the colorado state patrol tweeted that, although the truck was on fire, injuries were reported to be minor.






father, son dead after small plane crash in california


santa rosa valley, calif. — fire officials say a father and son have died after the small plane they were in crashed in southern california.the ventura county star reports that (http://bit.ly/2suyk5a ) the victims, both from calabasas, were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. they were pronounced dead at the scene. there were no other occupants on the plane.the ventura county fire department says firefighters received a report sunday that a small plane had crashed in santa rosa valley.federal aviation administration spokesman allen kenitzer said the piper pa-28 aircraft had "crashed under unknown circumstances."the crash happened about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the ronald reagan presidential library.kenitzer said the faa and national transportation safety board would investiga






pacifica couple killed in san jose motorcycle crash


san jose — a pacifica couple was identified as the victims of a horrific motorcycle crash on highway 87 in which they were thrown off an elevated portion of the freeway wednesday, authorities said.michael quan, 66, and clarissa quan, 64, were southbound in the right lane approaching taylor street when around 2:10 p.m. they lost control of their 2010 harley-davidson three-wheel motorcycle, causing them to veer right and hit a concrete barrier, according to the california highway patrol.the impact caused the riders to be thrown off and fall onto a trail 30 feet below, the chp said. michael quan was pronounced dead at the scene. clarissa quan, his wife, died a short time later at valley medical center.what caused them to lose control of their vehicle remains under investigation. there is no i






northbound colorado boulevard closed following serious auto-pedestrian crash – t


a pedestrian was seriously injured in an auto-pedestrian crash early thursday morning, police say.the victim’s identity, gender and age have not been released.the collision happened on northbound colorado boulevard near colfax avenue, according to a 6:48 a.m. denver police tweet.police are recommending that commuters take an alternative route.






service dog allegedly stolen in colorado located in california – the denver post


salinas, calif. – a colorado man who claims his service dog was stolen will be reunited with the animal after authorities located it in california.eero kanerva of loveland suffers from an anxiety disorder and his dog, susi, helps alleviate his symptoms.kanerva told kion-tv that a california woman on vacation in colorado stole susi two weeks ago after kanerva met her at a dog park. the two made plans to take their dogs to a lake several days later and on the way there, the woman took off with susi, kanerva said.kion reports that a sheriff’s deputy in monterey county, california found susi on saturday and turned her in to the local spca.read the full story at denver7.