Man Arrested For Alleged Role ATV Crash That Killed Woman

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A man has been arrested for his alleged role in a fatal ATV crash in Fort Collins.

On Nov. 18 at approximately 1:30 a.m. police responded to a noise complaint. Authorities spotted a male and a female riding an ATV down International Drive.

The man driving the ATV was fleeing from an officer when the ATV collided with a roundabout at the intersection of International Drive and Bannock Street.

Travis Ackerman (credit: Larimer Country Sheriff's Department)

Travis Ackerman (credit: Larimer Country Sheriff’s Department)

“When the officer turned on his back emergency lights the ATV driver took off at a high rate of speed. The officer turned to try and catch up with him and before he could get close he saw the ATV had crashed right,” Sgt. Joel Tower with Fort Collins police said.

Police say the vehicle flipped into the air and both riders were thrown from it. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

Authorities say the man, identified as Travis Ackerman, 29, and the woman both suffered serious injuries. The woman, identified as Lindsay Davis, 26, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Ackerman was taken to the hospital in serious condition but has since been released.

Ackerman was arrested at his residence by Larimer County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Ackerman was booked on the following charges:

- Vehicular Eluding, a class 3 felony
– Vehicular Homicide – DUI, a class 3 felony
– Vehicular Homicide – Reckless, a class 4 felony
– Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a traffic misdemeanor
– Excessive Alcohol Content, a traffic misdemeanor
– Reckless Driving, a class 2 traffic misdemeanor

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