Troopers Taylor Thyfault, 21, killed and Clinton Rushing, 37, injured while investigating crash site on Highway 66 in Longmont, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 7:57am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015

CSP Trooper Injured & Cadet Killed While Investigating Crash

While investigating a crash scene on Highway 66 in Longmont, a Colorado State Patrol cadet and trooper were struck by a vehicle. 

Suspect Identified In Crash That Killed Colorado State Patrol Cadet

Christopher Gebers was treated for injuries and taken to the Boulder County Jail. He is being held for investigation of first-degree murder with extreme indifference, attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference, vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, eluding a police officer, driving vehicle while license canceled or denied and illegal use of blue lights.

Suspect ID'd in crash that killed CSP cadet, injured trooper

Thyfault was going to be assigned to Pagosa Springs after graduation, according to CSP Durango. The flags at the Colorado State Patrol Academy at the Capitol were flown at half-staff Saturday in his honor.

State Patrol Training Academy Mourns Loss Of Cadet Killed In Crash

“As a cadet he was one of our squad leaders for this class, so he was very well liked, very well received, and it’s certainly going to be a great loss for our family,” Trooper Josh Lewis said. 

Driver In Fatal Trooper Crash Says Accelerator Was Stuck

According to Gebers’ arrest affidavit, witnesses heard Gebers say the crash wasn’t his fault because the emergency brake on his Honda locked up and the accelerator was stuck.

Man charged with fatally striking CSP cadet blames car malfunction

Gebers is expected to have a first court appearance at Boulder County Jail at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Driver in fatal state patrol crash due in court in Boulder

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Gebers is scheduled to be advised of the charges he's facing during a hearing Wednesday morning in Boulder.

Police Search For Witnesses In Crash That Killed Trooper Cadet

 “We don’t want to leave any stones unturned. We know this was a dangerous action,” said Satur. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Longmont Police (303) 651-8555. A GoFundMe fund has been set up to support Rushing in his recovery, and Thyfault ‘s family.

I-25 procession for Colorado cadet killed in chase crash

They are making a procession in honor of 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault on Interstate 25 from Longmont, where Thyfault was killed Saturday, to the church in Lafayette for his memorial service Friday morning.  

Cadet becomes trooper at funeral service

During the memorial service, Cadet Thyfault was promoted to Trooper Thyfault due to his heroic actions.

Man Accused Of Killing State Patrol Cadet In Crash Bound Over For Trial

Prosecutors on Thursday presented evidence against a man accused in the death of a Colorado State Patrol cadet. Prosecutors say Gebers acted recklessly when he crashed his car into two troopers in May.

Mom still texts trooper after his death

In May 2016, Thyfault's name will be added to the national memorial to fallen officers. His mom will be there to honor his life and celebrate his many accomplishments, including that goal of "saving a life."

Guilty Of 1st Degree Murder: Man Who Killed State Trooper

Jurors returned a guilty verdict for the man accused in the death of a Colorado State Patrol cadet.

Sign honoring cadet killed on highway

Now, the place where he was killed is a place where strangers see his name. A sign in his memory was unveiled Monday afternoon.     

Cadet, 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault, 21, and trooper, Clinton Rushing, 37, were struck by a Honda Civic driven by a 27-year-old male who drove into a crash investigation scene. Rushing and Thyfault were standing outside of their vehicle when the suspect vehicle hit them. Thyfault was pronounced deceased at the crash site, and Rushing was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Taylor Thyfault
Clinton Rushing
Christopher Gebers
Roadway: 
Highway 66
Area: 
Denver, CO

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