Four Fatalities in Two Days on U.S. Hwy 34
Just after 10 last night, the driver of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup traveled west in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 34 and collided head-on into a 2006 Kia Rio driven by a 21-year-old woman from Broomfield. Evidence indicates she applied her brakes and swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision but was unsuccessful.The accident happened just east of 1-25 and according to Denver7, police reported that both drivers were killed at the scene.
Investigators are continuing their work to determining why the 44-year-old Greeley man was driving in the wrong lane. Based on initial observations, it is believed speed, alcohol, and/or drugs were factors. No names were released as of yet.
The Loveland Police report said that several eastbound motorists were able to avoid the pickup and some stopped after the accident to offer help to both drivers. East Eisenhower Blvd. was shut down for about five hours while the Technical Crash Investigation Team and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office completed their investigations. Additional agencies involved were Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Services, Loveland Fire Authority and Johnstown Police Department.
This is the second accident on Hwy 34 in two days to claim two lives. On Sunday Fort Collins residents Joshua and Sherri Zander of Fort Collins were killed instantly when the motorcycle they were riding was hit head-on by a vehicle that crossed into their lane near the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon. Source: Loveland Reported Herald