Accidents In Colorado
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    1. Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) - July 25, 2000
    RUNAWAY TRAILER CLIPS POWER POLE, PUTS OUT LIGHTS   
         LAFAYETTE __ A Longmont man caused an explosion north of Lafayette Monday when a trailer he was towing separated and plowed into a power pole.Rob Barndenett, 48, said the empty trailer he was towing came loose from his Dodge 4X4 pickup as he crossed the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on 95th Street north of Valmont Road at 1:20 p.m.Barndenett watched the trailer pass his truck and clip a wooden power pole, causing a transformer to explode."The trailer yo-yoed behind me...

           2.  Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - June 30, 2007

    Woman killed in crash   
         A Calhan woman died Friday afternoon when a cement-pumper trailer came off an approaching truck on U.S. Highway 24 and sheared off the left side of her car. The 54-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was driving a Chevrolet sedan east and had just passed Judge Orr Road shortly after noon when the 5,000-pound trailer came loose, authorities said.She died before rescuers arrived, said Colorado State Patrol Master Sgt. Tony Rasnake.Rasnake said investigators do not know...


           3.  The Denver Post - March 26, 1994

    Jury acquits driver of truck in fatal crash   
         An Arapahoe County jury yesterday decided an Aurora truck driver committed no crime when his trailer came unhitched from his pickup truck and slammed into a car driven by a 21-year-old man, killing him.Carl Arthur Borgstrom, 45, was acquitted of charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Kerry Cowan, who died shortly after the Sept. 14, 1992 collision.The jury reached the verdict at the end of a week-long trial in the Arapahoe County District courtroom...



           4.  Fort Collins Coloradoan (CO) - January 30, 2001

    State patrol attributes fatal wreck to improperly loaded equipment   
         JENN FARRELL The Coloradoan Improperly loaded equipment caused a trailer to break loose from the truck hauling it last week and hit a minivan driven by a Fort Collins woman, Colorado State Patrol officials said Monday.The driver of the van, 43-year-old Yvonne LePlatt, died of injuries she suffered in the wreck. Her funeral was Monday at The Vineyard Church of Fort Collins, 1201 Riverside Ave.Charges are pending against the truck's driver, Dennis Beaman, CSP Master...



           5.       Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - July 6, 2005

    Horses injured slightly in wreck,  Trailer flips on I-25 ramp   
         Passers-by, an off-duty SWAT officer and a veterinarian aided police and firefighters in helping horses riding in a trailer that rolled on a highway exit ramp Monday. The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. on the Rockrimmon Boulevard exit ramp off southbound Interstate 25. Darla Brammeier, 38, was driving a Chevrolet Suburban and towing a trailer with five horses."She was driving too fast to make the turn, the trailer separated from the Suburban and flipped...



          6.  Fort Collins Coloradoan (CO) - January 25, 2001

    Trailer comes loose, kills passing driver   
         By JENN FARRELL The Coloradoan A 43-year-old Fort Collins woman was killed Wednesday when a 35-foot flatbed trailer loaded with two Bobcats hit her minivan on Timberline Road.Yvonne LePlatt was driving northbound on Timberline between Pros-pect Road and Mulberry Street around 4 p.m. when a southbound dump truck lost the trailer carrying the small skid loaders. The trailer crossed the center line and struck LePlatt's minivan, peeling the roof off of the purple Ford...



         7.  Rocky Mountain News (CO) - August 10, 1995

    CHARGES EXPECTED IN CRASH   
         A landscaping-company driver faces charges after an Aug. 2 traffic accident that left a 2-year-old Westminster girl in serious condition.Westminster police say the driver improperly attached a trailer, which came loose in the 11500 block of Pierce Street and hit the Honda the girl was riding in.LIB3 ...


           8.  Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - December 27, 1994

    Separate accidents takes lives of two men on Interstate 25   
         A Nebraska man became the state's fourth holiday traffic fatality when he died Monday morning in an accident on Interstate 25 near Baptist Road. Charles Z. McFarland, 65, of Gering, Neb., died at Penrose Hospital from severe head injuries he suffered in the accident shortly before noon. According to a Colorado State Patrol report, McFarland was driving south on I-25 when he apparently lost control of his Chevrolet Suburban and the trailer it was towing.



           9.  Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - September 9, 1988

    Runaway trailer rams city bus; no one injured   
         A runaway trailer loaded with a backhoe smacked into a city bus Thursday morning, but none of the 17 passengers aboard was injured, police said. Nels E. Baker, 23, was pulling the trailer behind a one-ton flatbed truck, but had trouble getting up a hill at 400 E. Fountain Blvd. at 9:08 a.m, police said. He stopped the truck on an incline and all the weight shifted to the rear of the trailer. The front of the trailer popped up and unlatched the hitch. The trailer crashed...



           10.  Rocky Mountain News (CO) - January 26, 2001

    RUNAWAY TRAILER KILLS DRIVER   
         A 43-year-old woman died Wednesday when a flatbed trailer loaded with two tractors separated from the dump truck hauling the load, crossed the median and crushed her mini-van.The top of Yvonne LePlatt's vehicle was torn off by the trailer, which overturned. She sustained massive head and internal injuries and was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital, where she died.The Colorado State Patrol said Dennis Beaman, 46, of Windsor, was driving the dump truck that lost the 35-foot...


           11. 
    WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GETTING AWAY FROM KILLING PEOPLE...??  The Denver Post - March 26, 1994

    Jury acquits driver of truck in fatal crash   
         An Arapahoe County jury yesterday decided an Aurora truck driver committed no crime when his trailer came unhitched from his pickup truck and slammed into a car driven by a 21-year-old man, killing him.Carl Arthur Borgstrom, 45, was acquitted of charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Kerry Cowan, who died shortly after the Sept. 14, 1992 collision.The jury reached the verdict at the end of a week-long trial in the Arapahoe County District courtroom...


           12. 
    Denver Post, The (CO) - July 5, 2007

    Runaway boat navigates I-25 after trailer comes unhinged   
         In more than 25 years of police work in Colorado, Steve Davis said he has seen lots of weird vehicles on Colorado highways - airplanes, tanks and even small boats. But never a boat the size of one that ran aground on Interstate 25 on Wednesday afternoon. "It's just a sight you don't expect," said Davis, a retired Lochbuie police chief and Denver police officer.A runaway boat skidded hundreds of feet on I-25 in "moderate...



           13. 
    Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) - July 25, 2000

    RUNAWAY TRAILER CLIPS POWER POLE, PUTS OUT LIGHTS   
         LAFAYETTE __ A Longmont man caused an explosion north of Lafayette Monday when a trailer he was towing separated and plowed into a power pole.Rob Barndenett, 48, said the empty trailer he was towing came loose from his Dodge 4X4 pickup as he crossed the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on 95th Street north of Valmont Road at 1:20 p.m.Barndenett watched the trailer pass his truck and clip a wooden power pole, causing a transformer to explode."The trailer yo-yoed behind me...



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