A fatal accident was reported near the intersection of Ward Creek Road and R Road at approximately 1:46 a.m. May 13. Kandy Jackson, a 47-year-old male of Cedaredge, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol and excessive speed are suspected.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that Jackson was driving a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 southbound on Ward Creek Road. As he approached R Road, his pickup spun out of control and traveled down an embankment at the Y intersection. The vehicle rolled 1.5 times to final rest. During the roll sequence the driver was ejected and suffered fatal injuries. The crash was not discovered until about 6:30 a.m.
On May 18, officers of the Delta Police Department, with the assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office and Montrose County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant at 960 Crawford Avenue, Delta. The warrant was related to drugs, drug use and possession, drug manufacturing and distribution, firearms, cell phones and any other items which may be illegal, stolen or otherwise implicating in criminal activity.