Kristen Huff, 26, of Delta, has been identified as the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal traffic accident Feb. 16. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Huff was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight westbound on Highway 50 near Whitewater at about 3:08 a.m. Her vehicle traveled off the roadway into the grass median. When she attempted to return to the roadway, the car rolled twice, coming to rest on its wheels. Larry Linn, 34, of Delta, died at the scene. Huff was transported to St. Mary's with serious injuries. The use of alcohol and/or drugs is being investigated.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.