DENVER (AP) — The Colorado State Patrol says six people died in six separate accidents on state roads over a 12-hour period this past weekend.
Col. Matthew Packard, chief of the state patrol, says six fatal crashes occurred between about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday involving either excessive speed or alcohol.
In roughly 12 hours, beginning just after 9PM last night, Troopers have investigated 6 fatal crashes. 6 families, 6 communities that are forever and permanently changed by the loss of a life that mattered. Safety on our roadways is everybody’s responsibility, we must be better!
— Colonel Matthew Packard (@ColPackard) November 10, 2019
The accidents included a pedestrian hit while standing on the road and a handicap-accessible van that resulted in the death of a man in a wheelchair inside the van.
Officials say more than 500 people have been killed on Colorado roadways so far this year.
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