Craig man had alcohol in system at time of fatal crash
April 28, 2016
The toxicology report on a Craig man who was killed in a rollover vehicle accident along with his 10-year-old son reveals that he had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.
James Ward, 32, had a blood alcohol content of .243 percent — three times the legal limit — when he crashed his 1991 Dodge truck on March 18.
THC was present in his urine as well, Moffat County Coroner Kirk McKey said.
Ward was driving north on Moffat County Road 7 with two of his three sons when his pickup truck traveled off the right side of the road near milepost 3.
"The driver then steered the vehicle back towards the roadway and the truck rolled 1.25 times before coming to rest on its passenger side," according to a Colorado State Patrol news release.
Ward and his son Tucker, 10, were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. Hayden Ward, 8, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to The Memorial Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
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CSP Trooper Josh Lewis said there will not be a criminal investigation because Ward is deceased.
On March 23, Tucker Ward's peers, gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig to release a symbolic blue balloon in honor of the young boy's memory.
James and Tucker Ward are survived by Hayden and Bentley Ward; James' Mother Robin (Ward) Gray; father Charles Ward and three siblings Robert Ward, Cody Ward and Renee Ward and many more extended family members.
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