Woman Sentenced to 12 Years for Fatal Fort Collins DUI Crash
A Fort Collins woman will spend 12 years in prison for killing a motorcyclist while drunk driving in 2019, according to CBS 4.
The incident occurred in June of that year, when Kassy Winburn, 34, crashed into Joe Kroiss, 38, while he was riding his motorcycle near I-25 and Harmony Road.
Winburn was going over 100 mph when she hit Kroiss from behind, killing him. She fled from the scene, but Colorado State Patrol tracked her down and arrested her.
They discovered that her blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Winburn pleaded to vehicular homicide-DUI, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, vehicular homicide-reckless driving, and driving under restraint-alcohol related in July of 2019.
This was not the first time that Winburn pleaded guilty to DUI charges — she was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that killed a Loveland resident in 2015.
A few weeks before Kroiss' death, Winburn was cited for driving with a suspended license.
His family is still in disbelief as to how someone with multiple DUI's and a previous traffic fatality was even allowed on the road in the first place.
Kroiss' father said the family "had hoped for a much stronger, longer sentence."
Kroiss is survived by his father, his wife Erica, and his four children.