State Troopers: Hit-And-Run Driver Tried To Swim Away

By: KCNC
By: KCNC
State troopers said a woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash tried to get away from police by swimming across a lake

Courtesy: KCNC

State troopers said a woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash tried to get away from police by swimming across a lake. That's according to KKTV's sister station in Denver, KCNC.

The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 63rd Street and Nelson Road in unincorporated Boulder County. Colorado State Patrol Troopers said a Ford pickup truck traveling eastbound collided with a Nissan coupe traveling westbound. The driver of the Nissan was killed. His two passengers, a woman and a small child, were seriously injured.

Cherish Francis and a 2-year-old child were rushed to Denver Health Medical Center.

The driver of the pickup, Lisa Norton, 32, from Longmont, ran away from the crash scene, then she tried to swim across a nearby lake.

Troopers said boaters pulled Norton out of the water and turned her over to Longmont police. She was taken to Longmont United Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Troopers said Norton will be taken to Boulder County Jail after she is released from the hospital.

Immediately prior to this crash, troopers said the pick-up had been involved in a non-injury crash on Nelson Rd, and had not stopped before causing this tragic crash.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in this crash.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    I live all the way up in Minnesota, and cant even get down to colorado to see MY COUSINS FUNERAL. It is so sad that this had to happen to someone so young! He was a great person and a wonderful father, and this lady had to get into her car that day.. these are the reasons why there are public transportation, or even better yet A PHONE. had that lady decided to call someone my cousin would still be here today. I have no sympethy for anyone that thinks it is ok to drink and drive, 3rd young person in 3 years to die because of someone else's stupidity. Cherish Im and thinking about you up here! Please make a great recovery, your daughter and family need you! we Love you very much!
  • by Tony Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 27, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Again someone making the wrong choices in life and took the life of someone else and then tried to run away. In this case this woman tried to swim-away. Come on take responsibility people. Own up to your failure. Have some morals for the life(s)that you take. When you're impared driving(alcohol or drugs), or distracted driving(cell phone talking, texting or reading texts)(all are against the law by the way) and you're behind the wheel of a motor vehicle you have assumed that risk and should be charged with motor vehicular homicide, DUI or driving while in use of a celluar device, failure to call for help or render aid to those you have injured or killed and failure to stay on the scene. YOU ARE ALL COWARDS HERE IN THE STATE OF COLORADO!!! and it saddens me to call myself a Coloraden(my opinion).
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    Lake checkpoints!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2011 at 06:19 PM
    Big surprise!
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