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Fatality on US 287 in Berthoud being investigated

June 04, 2019 | Local News

Special to the Surveyor

Monday June 3 at approximately 9:37 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a motor vehicle crash in the 1000 block of US 287 in Berthoud. The LCSO Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling (CRASH) team responded and was assisted by the Berthoud Fire Protection District, Thompson Valley EMS, and CDOT.

CRASH team investigators determined that a 60-year-old man from Berthoud was traveling southbound on US 287 in a Chevrolet pickup truck. The pickup struck a 23-year-old Fort Collins man who was walking in the southbound lanes of the roadway and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity pending notification of next of kin.

The driver and sole occupant of the pickup was not injured and was released at the scene.

Investigators believe impairment was a factor and are working to determine how drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the crash. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Southbound US 287 was closed for approximately five hours during the investigation.

CRASH team investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash and has not already spoken to a deputy. Please call Deputy Billy Gentry at 970-498-5558.

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