Police Investigate Fatal Collision
On March 30, 2021 at 4:25 pm, Fort Collins 911 received a call regarding a serious collision at the intersection of East Mulberry Street and the northeast Frontage Road. A 2002 Jeep Cherokee driven by an adult female was heading west on Mulberry Street and turned left to go south on the Frontage Road. A 2007 Peterbilt semi-truck, driven by an adult male, was travelling eastbound on Mulberry Street when the two collided in the intersection.
An adult female, and the sole passenger in the vehicle died as a result of the collision. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt did not sustain any injuries. The Larimer County Coroner's Office will release the identity, cause and manner of the deceased female at a later time.
The Fort Collins Police Services CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling Team) responded to take over the investigation. Mulberry Street was blocked for approximately 4.5 hours while investigators processed the scene. Investigators are working to determine what led up to the collision and which vehicle had the right of way.
"These cases have lasting impacts; while our investigators will work to determine the cause of the accident, our thoughts tonight are with those who were involved and witnessed this event," said Lieutenant Mike Trombley who oversees the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team.
Anyone who witnessed the collision but has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer Koski at (970) 416 2229.