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DROP IT AND DRIVE

DROP IT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving remains a top cause of fatal and injury crashes! COLORADO – Distractions behind the wheel didn’t start with cell phones, and with every interruption comes an increase in risk for a preventable crash. Often viewed as a young-person problem, Colorado drivers admit distracted driving transcends generations.  85% of drivers in Colorado admit to […]

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C Office is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a City of La Junta Police Department vehicle that occurred in the City of La Junta at approximately 5:55 am. A 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Christopher Haugen, age 38, of Las Animas, Colorado was northbound on Harriett Avenue […]

CSP Increases Use of Drones to Map Crash Investigation Sites

CSP Increases Use of Drones to Map Crash Investigation Sites

  (COLO) – Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists, and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are also crime scenes that require securing and collecting evidence for legal and insurance purposes. Last year, the Colorado State Patrol investigated 3,511 fatal […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]

Trooper Tips - What’s around the Bend

Trooper Tips – What’s around the Bend

      I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays this year. It’s been a hard and difficult year for a lot of people. With that being said, people don’t need anything else sad happening to them. The last thing I want for anyone is to get that knock on the door and being […]

State Patrol Troopers Begin Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

State Patrol Troopers Begin Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

    DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced that troopers will begin accepting the Colorado Digital ID™ within the myColorado™ mobile app as proof of identity, age and address for traffic stops within the state. The contactless Digital ID, downloaded by more than 75,000 Coloradans, provides residents a secure, safe and convenient way […]

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

    COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is currently accepting applications for the Trooper career path. If you or someone you know has an interest in joining law enforcement, now is the time to apply online at CSP Cadet Announcement. The window for applications is set to close on December 18, 2020 at 5:00 […]

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

  Toys and cash donations were accepted this past Friday, November 27th, by volunteers from the Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Port of Entry. Cruisers were parked on property owned by Tri County Ford adjacent to the Walmart parking lot this year between 8am to 4pm. “Donations were a little slow today, partly because of […]

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at approximately 0622 hours, The Colorado State Patrol was advised of a 1 vehicle rollover, injury crash on CO 385, 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells. 2 minor females from Cheyenne Wells, CO, were southbound on CO 385 when the driver drove off the left side of the road. The […]

Colorado State Patrol Activates COVID-19 Call Center

Colorado State Patrol Activates COVID-19 Call Center

  COLORADO – As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across our state, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has activated a call center to assist our emergency dispatch centers and Emergency Operations Centers in offsetting the large number of phone calls coming in from the public for general information or assistance related to the pandemic.  […]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

    COLORADO SPRINGS— Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 29 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state will begin a two-week Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period. The heightened enforcement period will run through Sunday, Nov. 29. El Paso County has had […]

Colorado Road Fatalities Show No Drop with COVID-19 Slow Down

Colorado Road Fatalities Show No Drop with COVID-19 Slow Down

  COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol has a life-saving message for motorists. “Slow down, put down your phone, and never drive impaired.” According to the Patrol’s statewide statistics, just as many people have died from crashes on Colorado roadways through October 2020 as they did in 2019, despite less people on the roadways during […]

It's Winter Driving Time!

It’s Winter Driving Time!

  Well, we have a couple of snowstorms under our belt already this year and we have had our standard crashes that come with those storms. Just as you need to get used to your sea legs when sailing, you need to be ready for snow when driving and how your vehicle will respond to […]

CSP - Bent County Fatal Accident

CSP – Bent County Fatal Accident

  On Friday, October 23, 2020 at approximately 0820 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 50. The crash occurred approximately 8 miles east of La Junta Colorado. Troopers determined a Chevrolet Malibu was westbound when the driver lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The […]