CSP Investigates Baca County Fatality

Colorado State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a traffic crash involving a single vehicle that resulted in one fatality in Baca County, Sunday, June 9, just west of Walsh, CO. 

A 2003 Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound on Colorado 160. The driver went off the left side of the road and collided with a delineator post. After the  impact the driver over-corrected to the right causing the vehicle to rotate clockwise. The Toyota then traveled across the travel lanes of Colorado 160 and went off the right side of the road. The driver over-corrected to the left and the vehicle began to rotate counter-clockwise. The Toyota continued eastbound and rolled two times coming to rest on its wheels facing north. 

The Toyota driver, 25-year-old Shawn Cogburn of Walsh, was unrestrained during the crash.

During the rolling sequence, he was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Cogburn sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by Baca County Coroner.  The contributing factor of this crash is being considered as inattentive to driving. The CSP is also investigating drugs and alcohol but toxicology results are pending at this time.


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