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Riley David Young, 17, and Wyatt Richard Nykamp, 34, dead; James Young critically injured in high-speed crash after suspect flees police on 8th Street and Highway 85 in Greeley, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:33pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015

Warrant issued for driver in fatal crash in Greeley

GREELEY - Greeley Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the driver in a fatal wreck on Oct. 2 at the intersection of Highway 85 and Eighth Street. Wyatt Richard Nykamp, 34, will face vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, felony eluding, reckless driving, driving under revocation and red-light violation charges. Police concluded that Nykamp fled the attempted traffic stop by the officer for a red-light violation and continued driving eastbound on Eight Street at speeds exceeding 80 mph. Nykamp is still in the hospital, as is the passenger in the vehicle he collided with - James Young. He drove into Riley Young's vehicle in the intersection.

Driver In Deadly Collision Faces Vehicular HomicideCharge

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) '€“ A driver involved in a deadly collision last Friday in Greeley now faces charges that include vehicular homicide. Police say on Friday night Wyatt Nykamp crashed into a car being driven by Riley David Young, 17, of Strasburg. Young died and his father was critically injured. Nykamp, who remains in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash, faces a total of six charges.

Greeley police: Man suspected in crash that killed teen has also died

Nykamp had been charged in the crash with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, eluding, reckless driving, driving under revocation and running a red light. Wyatt Richard Nykamp died Monday as a result of critical injuries he sustained in the Oct. 2 wreck Greeley police said Wednesday a 34-year-old man accused of killing a teen boy earlier this month in a two-vehicle crash has also died. Wyatt Richard Nykamp died Monday as a result of critical injuries he sustained in the Oct. 2 wreck at the intersection of U.S. 85 and 8th Street. "Nykamp remained in critical condition since (the crash) and did not regain consciousness," police said. Riley Young, 17, was killed after the vehicle he was driving was hit by Nykamp's car.

Driver Who Caused Crash That Killed Teen Succumbs ToInjuries

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A driver involved in a deadly collision on Oct. 2 in Greeley has succumbed to his injuries. Police say on that night Wyatt Nykamp crashed into a car being driven by Riley David Young, 17, of Strasburg. Young died and his father was critically injured. Nykamp was hospitalized for his injuries until Tuesday when he died. Nykamp had faced vehicular homicide charges in connection to that deadly crash.

One killed, two critically injured in Greeley crash

One person is dead and two are injured after a fiery crash Friday night in Greeley. Police say a Greeley police officer attempted to pull over a suspect around 8:30 p.m. on Friday when the suspect sped off. The suspect was also injured in the crash, police say. Police say the other car burst into flames after being hit -- killing one person and injuring another. The Greeley Police Department said the officer did not chase the suspect because it was too dangerous.

Teen Killed In Crash After Police Pursuit

The Weld County Coroner said that the victim was 17-year-old Riley David Young of Strasburg.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Riley David Young
Wyatt Richard Nykamp
James Young
Area: 
Denver, CO

Comments

I was standing on 8th when the officer put his siren on for a second to pull over the car. He slowed down thinking the other car was going to pull over, and the other car sped off gaining speed at a very high rate down 8th. Then I lost sight of the car as he went over the overpass, and a second or two after that the accident happened. The officer is correct, as I watched this unfold, the officer put his brakes on about a block after he car sped off to I would say about half of the speed limit. So sad, prayers to the families. 

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