March 23, 2023

Kent Keller
Public Information Officer
Greeley Police Department
(970) 351-5387, Desk
[email protected]

Felony Assault Suspect Fleeing on Foot is Struck and Killed by Truck

GREELEY, Colo. – On March 22, at 0012 hours, Greeley Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance in-progress at an apartment in the 5500 block of 29th Street. The caller reported that a male suspect was assaulting the victim by punching and kicking her. The 31-year-old suspect then retrieved multiple knives and continued to assault the 44-year-old victim. The suspect and victim were in an intimate relationship prior to the assault.

Multiple officers, firefighters, and medics responded to the scene, but the suspect had fled the scene in his vehicle prior to their arrival. Other officers in the area began searching for the suspect and his vehicle. A short time later, officers observed him driving back towards the area, in the 4900 block of 29th Street. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but he fled in his vehicle.

Approximately two blocks after officers initiated the traffic stop on the suspect, he turned into a dead-end in the 5100 block of 29th Street. He then exited his vehicle and continued to flee on foot. The suspect climbed a fence and then attempted to run across Highway 34. While crossing the highway, he was struck by a large commercial truck driving in the westbound lanes. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene shortly after.

The female victim was transported to a local hospital with several severe injuries, including deep lacerations, but is expected to survive. The 29-year-old truck driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

At this time, drugs, alcohol, or speed do not appear to be contributing factors to the motor vehicle accident. Due to the severity of both crime scenes, multiple specialized Greeley Police Units were activated to assist with the investigation.

The Greeley Police Traffic Unit will be the lead investigators for the accident scene. The Investigations Unit will be the lead for the original assault scene. The Major Crime Field Evidence Technicians were also utilized at both scenes. The identity of the suspect will be released at a later date by the Weld County Coroner.

No further information will be released today. If you have any information about this case, and have not been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Burroughs at 970-350-9549 or Officer Medhurst at 970-351-5369.