Bent County coroner resigns after he was arrested for DUI at the scene of a fatal car crash

Bent County Coroner Dave Roberts resigned Friday after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence when he showed up to a fatal crash northeast of Las Animas the night before.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 16-year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas was driving a 1996 Ford pickup truck with three friends in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol. None of the people in the truck were wearing seatbelts when the male driver lost control of the truck while driving north on Bent County Road 12 just north of County Road JJ.

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The truck began to rotate and heading off the left side of the roadway, the release said. The truck hit an embankment and rolled onto the roof. A juvenile was ejected from the car but survived with moderate injuries. The driver and remaining passenger were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Danielle Gonzales, 19, …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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