Boulder DA: Christopher Loven to be Charged in Lefthand Cyclist Death


Dump truck driver faces charge of careless driving resulting in death

The driver of a dump truck who struck and killed a cyclist in Lefthand Canyon in June will be charged with careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said Friday.

Christopher G. Loven was driving a Kenworth W900 dump truck hauling a trailer with construction equipment west on Lefthand Canyon Drive on June 17 when he turned left to go south on Olde Stage Road and collided with Eugene "Phil" Howrey, 73, of Boulder.

Howrey was thrown 39 feet and died at the scene.

A Colorado State Patrol investigation into the fatal accident had languished -- along with nearly two dozen other probes into crashes that resulted in death or serious injury -- due to a backlog in District 6, which includes Boulder and Broomfield counties.

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