Scott Miller Killed in Accident at Hwy 285 and County Rd 285E in Conifer, CO

June 12, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Scott Miller
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

US Highway 285, Conifer, Colorado, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Colorado State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Passenger Car
Hwy 285 and County Rd 285E
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck overturned cargo onto multiple vehicles

What Happened

Colorado State Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed one person at Hwy 285 and County Rd 285E in Conifer, CO on June 12th, 2024. Authorities say a semi-truck was southbound before leaving the roadway for unclear reasons. The vehicle is said to have overturned onto its side, its cargo consisting or heavy metal landing on at least five nearby vehicles. An occupant of one of the vehicles, identified as 64-year-old Scott Miller, was fatally injured, reports say. Sources say 47-year-old Ignacio Cruz-Mendoza was arrested on a charge of reckless driving. Additional information was not immediately available.

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