Three people killed in crashes in Weld County last weekend have been identified.
These crashes were among four fatal crashes in Northern Colorado during a 12-hour period Saturday and Sunday in which Colorado State Patrol suspected alcohol or drugs as possible factors.
Late Saturday night, 37-year-old Joshua Eugene Scott died in a single-vehicle crash when his car went off the road near Weld County Road 18 and Weld County Road 37, near Fort Lupton, according to Weld County Coroner Carl Blesch. Scott was not wearing a seat belt.
Early Sunday morning, Joshua Scott Loveland, 38, was found partially ejected from a vehicle involved in a rollover crash at Colorado Highway 392 and Weld County Road 68, near Gill, Blesch said in an email to the Coloradoan. No other vehicles were involved, and investigators believe the Jacksonville, Florida, man was wearing a seat belt.
Ramon Javie Jose Guadalupe Chavez, 21, died when he was hit by a minivan while walking on Interstate 25 near the Frederick exit, according to Blesch. Chavez, of Lochbuie, was standing in the center lane of the northbound highway shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday when he was struck. The minivan driver stopped at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.
One woman also died in a Fort Collins crash Sunday morning. Neva Lippert, 92, of Fort Collins died when a Hyundai Elantra heading eastbound on Larimer County Road 54G drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed into the vehicle carrying Lippert about 9:30 a.m.
The driver of the Hyundai was seriously injured and is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the crash, CSP said.
Lippert, a Fort Collins resident since 1966 and one of the city’s first female Realtors, was on her way to church when she was hit, according to her obituary.
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No charges have been filed in any of these crashes as of Thursday morning, Trooper Gary Cutler said.
CSP responded to a total of six fatal crashes in the state between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. It’s unclear whether alcohol or drug involvement is suspected in the two crashes that occurred outside of Northern Colorado.
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