On May 6, 2017 at 05:04 AM, Fort Collins Police was notified of a single vehicle collision in the 6700 block of South Shields Street. A 23 year old male was driving a 2016 Honda Accord south on Shields Street when he drifted off the east side of the roadway into the grass shoulder. The Honda Accord struck several sections of the wood fence line before coming to rest on the east shoulder of Shields Street. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the collision.
The driver’s identity will be released by the Larimer County Medical Examiner’s Officer pending notification of family.
Shields Street was closed between Trilby Road and 57th Street for approximately four hours while the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team investigated the incident. Police believe alcohol was a contributing factor.
Anyone who has information and has not spoken to law enforcement should contact Officer Tim Brennan at 970-416-2229.