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FORT LUPTON – As the Colorado State Patrol continued to look for witnesses to a Nov. 1 crash west of Fort Lupton that killed two people and injured two others, formal charges …
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FORT LUPTON – As the Colorado State Patrol continued to look for witnesses to a Nov. 1 crash west of Fort Lupton that killed two people and injured two others, formal charges were filed against the man police say is responsible.
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office filed eight charges against Steven Ryan, 23, of Thornton. Half of them – two counts of vehicular homicide DUI and two counts of vehicular homicide reckless driving – are felonies. The others are for reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving without insurance and driving while under restraint, all misdemeanors.
Ryan was in the Weld County Jail Nov. 5 pending the posting of a $75,000 bond. His first court appearance is for an advisement of the charges. It was set for Nov. 10, after press time.
The crash happened at the intersection of state Highway 52 and Weld County Road 21 about 1:30 p.m. The CSP said Ryan, who was driving a Ford sedan, illegally passed into the eastbound lanes. Ryan’s vehicle collided head-on with a Dodge Neon. The Neon’s driver, Tanya Guevara, swerved into the westbound lane. But when Ryan swerved into the same lane, the two vehicles collided. Guevara died, as did a small child in her car.
There was a witness who was eastbound on state Highway 52 at the time of the accident. The person narrowly missed a head-on collision.
Call 970-506-4999 with information about the crash.
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