[UPDATED] Police Investigate Multi-Vehicle Collision Involving Motorhome
UPDATE: We are sad to share that one of the victims in the October 14 collision has died as a result of his injuries. Shane Siegfried, 48, of Fort Collins, was driving a 2008 Lexus Sedan that was struck during the crash. He was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies but succumbed to his injuries at a later date. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
On October 14, 2020 at 4:17pm, Fort Collins Police Services was notified of a collision near the intersection of Harmony and Timberline Roads involving a motorhome and several vehicles.
The Class A motorhome pulling an SUV was traveling east on Harmony Road approaching multiple vehicles stopped for a red light at Timberline Road. The motorhome failed to stop for the traffic and collided with several vehicles. In total, 16 vehicles were involved in the crash.
Several occupants were extricated from vehicles by Poudre Fire Authority and 22 people were treated for injuries. Five of those injured were transported to area hospitals with two sustaining serious injuries.
Harmony Road was closed, or had restricted traffic, between McMurray Avenue and Ziegler Road while Timberline Road was closed between Caribou Drive and Harmony Road. Closures were in effect for approximately 12 hours while investigators processed the scene. Investigators are working to understand what caused the crash and determine if the driver of the motorhome suffered a medical event.
"This was a resource-heavy incident that required strong collaboration with our partners in public safety," said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. "I'm grateful for the rapid response of first responders who immediately took action caring for injured people, rerouting traffic to protect those on scene, stepping up to cover other emergency calls still happening around the city, and working all night long to process the area."
Anyone with information about the collision, who has not already given a statement to police, is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-416-2224.