In any event, this is why I stayed at home with the lights off, I am so sorry!! for all the mayhem on today's roadways, what a terrible series of losses I have been reading about for the past few moments.
I was in such shock about Char Belfer's passing that I did not even notice any other news and maybe it doesn't matter anyway since this is just the sort of thing we can do absolutely nothing about except check out own tires. Again and again and again. Or just stay at home.
Kathy G. Hansen
COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS REALTY
From the Colorado State Patrol
H285 Crash Takes Life of Off-Duty Jeffco Sheriff's Sergeant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 1/3/15 Time: 8:20 p.m.
Today, at approximately 2:40 p.m., troopers were investigating a crash at Colorado Highway 285 and Doubleheader Ranch Rd. when an off-duty Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant was hit and killed at the same location.
Initial Crash: An initial crash occurred southbound Highway 285 at Doubleheader Ranch Rd - approximately 8 miles west of C-470 on Highway 285. A Mitsubishi SUV had lost control and ran off the southbound side of the road striking the side of the mountain. No injuries were reported from this crash.
Off-Duty Jefferson County Sheriff's Sergeant Offers Aid: Subsequent to the initial crash two occupants in a truck stopped to offer aid to driver of the SUV.After stopping, a second crash occurred when the truck was rear-ended by a passenger sedan on the southbound shoulder, again no injuries were reported. Colorado State Patrol arrived on-scene to investigate the two crashes.
Final Crash: An SUV travelling northbound lost control and crossed the highway striking the off-duty deputy and other adult male who were standing in front of the truck. The SUV also struck the front of the truck while the occupants of the initial crash were inside, after being offered assistance. The off-duty Sheriff's Office Sergeant died on-scene. The adult male who was also struck by the SUV and the occupants from the initial crash who were inside the truck were transported to area hospitals with moderate to serious injuries.
Highway 285 was closed for on-scene investigation for approximately 5 hours. For inquiries relating to the Jefferson County Sergeant please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Jackie Kelley at 303-435-1421 or Mark Techmeyer at 303-419-3392.
This crash is still under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol. At the time of the crash adverse weather was reported and snow covered and icy roads were present.
The Colorado State Patrol is aware of many people on social media who claim to have witnessed this crash. If you have information pertaining to this crash or witnessed the crash please contact Trooper Graham by calling our Denver Regional Communications Center at 303-239-4501.