Police Investigate Collision that Resulted in Fire
On May 30, 2021 at approximately 8:52 pm, Fort Collins 911 received multiple 911 calls regarding a vehicle collision in the 800 block of East Mulberry St. When officers arrived on scene, they located a Lincoln Mark LT pick up truck on fire. The investigation revealed that the Lincoln pick up truck was travelling eastbound on Mulberry when it crossed over onto the northside of the roadway. The Lincoln struck two unoccupied vehicles and pushed them into a business causing significant damage to the building. Prior to the Lincoln coming to rest it struck a gas line which erupted into flames. The pickup truck suffered extensive damage due to the fire.
Our partners with Poudre Fire Authority and Xcel Energy responded to ensure community safety and assist with putting the fire out. Evacuations were not needed for any of the surrounding businesses or residences.
The driver of the Lincoln was identified as a 19-year-old male from Johnstown and had two passengers in the vehicle with him at the time of the collision. A juvenile passenger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
“The Memorial Day weekend starts a busy travel season both locally and nationally. We ask all drivers to be mindful of the increased roadway usage and drive with caution,” said Lieutenant Mike Trombley who oversees the Fort Collins Police Traffic Enforcement Unit.
Police are investigating if speed was a contributing factor in the collision. Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer Brandon Barnes at (970) 221-6540. Officers are asking anyone with video surveillance of Mulberry Street in between College Avenue and Riverside Avenue to review their footage to see if their cameras captured any of this incident, and if it did to also contact police.