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Man Faces Sentencing For Crash That Killed Deputy

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — An 83-year-old man who was involved in a traffic crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy is facing sentencing Friday.

Kenneth Martin Hosch, of Golden, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the Jan. 26 death of Sgt. Dave Baldwin.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Prosecutors say Hosch was on Colorado 93 north of Golden when he passed another vehicle but remained in the opposite lane for about 1,500 feet. Authorities say he crashed head-on into Baldwin’s motorcycle.

The deputy was on duty and wearing a helmet at the time. He was a 27-year veteran of the department.

Vehicular homicide carries a possible two- to six-year prison sentence.

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