At about 6:00 last night, the Platteville Police Department was notified of a traffic accident with injuries at HWY 85 and WCR 32 ½ between the towns of Gilcrest and Platteville.

When Officers arrived on scene they discovered that two vehicles were involved; a Black Ford Ranger and a Green Subaru. The Ford Ranger rolled and the driver was declared dead at the scene as a result of the accident.

Preliminary investigation found this incident was a result of road rage. The driver of the Green Subaru, an off-duty Ault Police Officer, has been taken into custody as the only suspect. 48-year-old Blair Jackson was booked into the Weld County Jail and will be charged with Second Degree Homicide as well as Reckless Driving Resulting in Death.

The Platteville Police Department and the Weld County District Attorney’s Office are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. If you were a witness to this event, please contact Platteville Officer Fine-Loven (970) 785-2215 Ext. 1208 jfineloven@plattevillegov.org.

This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released as they become available.