Deputy Killed in Crash

Credit: KCNC

Colorado State Patrol confirmed that a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash west of Denver this morning.

Highway 93 was closed between Highway 72 and W. 64th Parkway.

The deputy was reportedly on duty when he was involved in the head on collision. His name has not been released, but State Patrol said he was with the sheriff's office for about 20 years.

The deputy was reportedly going north on Highway 93 around 10:00 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a southbound driver who was reportedly passing in a no passing zone.

The other driver, identified as Kenneth Hosch, 83, was driving a Saturn SUV. The deputy was on a motorcycle.

The deputy was pronounced dead at the scene. Hosch was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Speaking about the loss of a sheriff's deputy, a spokesperson for State Patrol told reporters "We wear different uniforms, but are all brothers."

State Patrol said Hosch will be charged, but those charges have not yet been determined.