Driver In Fatal Cyclist Crash Involved In Previous Case

CSP: Christopher Loven Also Involved In 2009 Road Rage Incident

The driver of a dump truck involved in a fatal crash with a bicyclist on Friday was convicted in a road rage incident involving another cyclist in the same area in 2009, according to the Colorado State Patrol and public court records.

On Monday, the state patrol identified the driver of the dump truck as Christopher G. Loven, 45, of Boulder County. The bicyclist who died in the Friday crash in Lefthand Canyon was identified as Eugene Philip Howrey, 73, of Boulder, according to CSP.

Court records indicate Loven was the driver involved in a 2009 incident in which a truck pushed a cyclist into oncoming traffic near Lee Hill Drive and Olde Stage Road.

The original ticket in that case was for reckless endangerment. Loven pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was given probation and community service.

The fatal crash on Friday happened at the intersection of Lefthand Canyon and Olde Stage Road.

The Colorado State Patrol confirmed Monday that Loven was the driver in both incidents.

The Friday crash remains under investigation by the state patrol.

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