Three people died when the girder came out of nowhere and cut a Dodge Durango in two Saturday morning. The accident happened near the junction of I-70 and state Highway C-470.
The prime contractor for the bridge expansion project, Asphalt Specialties, plans to issue a written statement later today. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department officials say they've received conflicting reports from witnesses about when things started to go wrong. Those include some accounts that the girder had been slowly bending for several days before it collapsed.
The Denver Post identified the victims as William and Anita Post, and their two-year-old daughter, Koby Ann. Jefferson County Coroner Carl Blesch declined to confirm the report, saying authorities are still working to identify the three. The Post cited an interview with Debra Crawford, Anita Post's cousin from Texas.
Crawford said the Posts wanted to escape the rat race of New York, and settled in Evergreen because William Post had a cousin there. Crawford says relatives are planning for a funeral in North Carolina.
In a 5-to-2 decision, the court said it would make no sense to allow drunken drivers in fatal accidents to get off lightly. The case was brought by Scott Frazier, who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for causing the death of a friend in a motorcycle accident in 2001. He said his six-year sentence was too harsh.
At the time of the accident, one statute prescribed a one-year county jail sentence, while another mandated four to twelve years in prison. Lawmakers later clarified the law to make it clear they never intended to reduce penalties when someone is killed in an accident.
Amber Torrez, 19, was formally charged last week with first-degree murder in the killing of John Hand. The 55-year-old founder of Colorado Free University was found dead in his apartment March 28th.
Torrez was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony urder, aggravated robbery, forgery and criminal impersonation. Torrez was previously charged with first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Masfin Gezahgn. The body of the Denver cab driver was discovered March 29th.
Lori Fortier is expected to be called by Nichols' attorneys as they try to show Nichols was backing out of the bombing plot. Fortier's husband is Michael Fortier. He testified earlier in the trial that bomber Timothy McVeigh tried to recruit him because Nichols was backing out.
Michael Fortier is serving a 12-year prison sentence for knowing about the bombing plot and not telling authorities. Nichols is serving life in prison after his Denver federal
conviction for the 1995 bombing. He now faces 161 state murder charges. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
The lawsuit would center of allegations of discrimination and a hostile, retaliatory work environment at the company.
Home Depot has 35 stores in Colorado that employ 7,000 people. Company officials haven't commented. In 1998, Home Depot agreed to a $65 million class-action settlement over complaints that it discriminated against female employees in ten western states.
During two days of meetings this weekend, the board's members met with cadets, faculty and top administrators. They also took the first step towards changing their rules so any board members who miss meetings without a good reason can be kicked off the board.
A small district is defined as one with no more than 1,000 students. Small schools make up more than half of the 182 districts in Colorado. According to a 2003 report from the Colorado Association of School Executives, almost half of the rural superintendents last year who came from other districts say they left their jobs due to a lack of board support or pressure.
The girl was sitting about 20 rows behind the Rockies' dugout on the first-base side of the stadium when she was struck in the seventh inning. Paramedics attended to her for about 10 minutes before putting her in a neck brace and taping her head to a stretcher. A paramedic says the girl was taken to Children's Hospital in Denver, but privacy laws prevented officials from releasing her name or condition.
Regents formed the panel earlier this year to look into whether sex and alcohol played a role in the school's recruitment of football players. At least eight women have said they were sexually assaulted by players or recruits since 1997, though no charges have been filed.
Last week, Attorney General Ken Salazar said his review turned up no fresh evidence warranting criminal charges.
Forest Service officials have allowed a replacement flag to fly on Peak One, but now they're looking to remove Old Glory without inciting a backlash. Dillon District Ranger Rick Newton says he has trouble justifying a permanent memorial on the peak. Instead, he supports a memorial possibly in town.