• June 28, 2019

Drunk Driver Kills Greeley Motorcyclist in Early Morning I-25 Crash

Drunk Driver Kills Greeley Motorcyclist in Early Morning I-25 Crash

Fort Collins, CO - A 38-year-old Greeley man on a motorcycle was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver early Thursday morning June 27th on southbound Interstate 25.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the two-vehicle incident occurred at 12:45 a.m. near the Harmony Road exit. 

Kassy Winburn, 34, of Fort Collins was driving behind Joseph Kroiss in the right lane when her vehicle hit him from behind, ejecting him from his motorcycle, Lewis said.

After the crash, Lewis said Winburn took off on foot and was later caught by Larimer County Sheriff's Office K-9 officers. She had minor injuries.

Kroiss was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m., according to the coroner's office.

Colorado State Patrol suspects alcohol to be a factor in the crash. Kroiss was wearing a helmet.

Winburn pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in injury after a three-car crash in November 2015 that resulted in the death of an 88-year-old Loveland woman and injured several others. 

She also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in 2009 and has pleaded guilty to a number of misdemeanors, including driving while ability impaired and driving under restraint, dating back to 2004.

Winburn was arrested Thursday on suspicion of DUI-related vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving after revocation and a traffic offense. She remains in custody at the Larimer County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Source: Coloradoan

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