Fort Collins woman arrested in hit-and-run that killed cyclist west of Windsor
February 15, 2014
A Fort Collins woman surrendered herself to Larimer County officials yesterday in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist west of Windsor on Jan. 25.
Colorado State Patrol troopers arrested Theresa Marie O'Connor on suspicion of:
» failure to remain at the scene after an accident involving death, a class-three felony.
» careless driving causing death, a class-one misdemeanor traffic infraction.
» failure to notify police of an accident, a class-two misdemeanor traffic infraction.
On Jan. 25, the state patrol was notified of a crash involving a passenger car and a bicycle on the northbound Interstate 25 frontage road, just north of the Windsor exit. The driver of the passenger vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene of the crash.
The bicyclist, Ernesto Jorge Wiedenbrug, was transported to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where he died of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
After surrendering herself to the Larimer County Detention Center, O'Connor was released on a $2,500 bond. Members of the Colorado State Patrol will be presenting the case to the Larimer County District Attorney's Office on Monday for the formal filing of charges.
The case still is under investigation. Anybody who witnessed the collision or has information that has not previously been reported to the Colorado State Patrol should contact Trooper Ben Simpson at (303) 239-4501.