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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thornton man formally charged in death of mother and infant


Weld County DA1 75x75 Thornton man formally charged in death of mother and infant

Weld County
District Attorney’s Office
Nineteenth Judicial District



GREELEY, Colo. – The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has formally filed eight criminal charges against Steven Ryan (DOB 6/29/87) of Thornton. Ryan is charged with:

• Vehicular Homicide – DUI, two counts (class three felonies)

• Vehicular Homicide – Reckless Driving, two counts (class four felonies)

• DUI (unclassified misdemeanor)

• Reckless Driving (class two traffic offense)

• No Insurance (class one traffic offense)

• Driving Under Restraint (unclassified misdemeanor)

According to police reports, on Monday, November 1, at 1:40 p.m., Ryan was allegedly passing cars in a no-passing zone when he collided head-on with a car being driven by a 23-year-old mother who had two children in her car – a toddler and an infant. The mother died on scene; her infant died later at Children’s Hospital. The second child survived.

Ryan is scheduled to appear in court for a Hearing on Advisement on November 10, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in Division 15. He is currently in custody at the Weld County Jail; his bond is set at $75,000 which he has not yet posted.

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