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Loveland police are unsure why a Fort Collins man drove through a roundabout at a high rate of speed, resulting in his death.
Police say 64-year-old Scott Barber was driving a Porsche SUV southbound on Larimer County Road 9 around 4:50 p.m. Saturday. He entered the roundabout intersection with Larimer County Road 30 and LCR 9 (North Boyd Lake Avenue) and drove straight into the roundabout, causing the vehicle to go airborne.
The vehicle rolled and came to rest after hitting a fence on the northwest corner of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. Barber, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was transported to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where he later died from his injuries.
Investigators do not know what factors contributed to Barber’s actions. No other vehicles were involved.
The Larimer County Coroner’s Office said Barber’s manner of death was by accident and cause of death due to traumatic brain injury.
Barber was owner of a Fort Collins men’s clothing business. On his web site https://scottbarber.com/, he indicated his passions were Formula 1 cars and skiing at Steamboat.
The Loveland Police Department’s CRASH Team is investigating the crash.
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