Woman killed, man seriously injured as ATV fleeing police crashes in Fort Collins

Police believe alcohol, speed contributed to crash

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fort Collins police say a young woman was killed and a man seriously injured when an all-terrain vehicle fleeing officers flipped over early Monday morning.

Police believe alcohol and speed contributed to the deadly crash.

Officers responded about 1:20 a.m. Monday to a report of an ATV driving loudly up and down the street in the 1900 block of Mackinac Street. The ATV was reportedly by ridden by a man and a woman, police said.

An officer came across a man driving an ATV with a female passenger that was stopped in the 400 block of North Timberline Road, police said. When the officer pulled alongside the ATV to speak with the man, he sped off down the road.

Near the entrance of Dry Creek subdivision, the ATV failed to negotiate a roundabout and rolled into the center median, ejecting both riders, police said.

The ATV passenger, identified as Lindsay Yvonne Davis, 26, was taken by ambulance to Poudre Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police and the Larimer County coroner. The operator of the ATV, Travis Ackerman, 29, of Fort Collins, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies.

Neither rider was wearing a helmet, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash, who has not already given a statement to police, is asked to contact Fort Collins Police Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-221-6555.