Man arrested in motorcycle accident that left a friend dead

Tyrell Kochenower booked for investigation of vehicular homicide



Tyrell Kochenower

A man critically injured in a Sept. 21, 2007, motorcycle accident in Weld County was arrested Friday in Craig for investigation of vehicular homicide.

The man, Tyrell Kochenower, 30, was riding a motorcycle at the intersection of Weld county roads 74 and 29 near Eaton just after midnight.

A passenger who was riding on the back of the motorcycle, Bethany Gibson, 21, of Greeley, died at the scene.

A warrant was issued for Kochenower on Feb. 4.

Shane Sco­field, spokesman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, said Ko­­chenower was apprehended following a search by the sheriffs’s office, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and Craig Police Department.

The actual arrest was made by a Craig police officer, and Kochenower was booked into the Moffat County Jail, where his bond has been set at $100,000.

According to reports in The Steamboat Pilot & Today at the time of the accident, Kochenower — known as “Tye” to his friends and family — suffered a severe brain injury, fractured skull and collapsed lung.

According to Pilot & Today, the community rallied around Kochenower, who has two children.


oldsage 7 years, 1 month ago

There is no statute of limitations on homicide teach!

But may I add that this story is missing just about everything necessary for the public to understand it, like what happened and what the theory of why the police think Tyrell Kochenower is responsible for the death.

Great reporting CDP!


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