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    Kenneth Hosch Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in Death of Sgt. Dave Baldwin


    Kenneth Martin Hosch, 83, of Golden, was in Jefferson County court on June 9th where he pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide in the death of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dave Baldwin.

    On Sunday, January 26, just after 10:00 a.m., Kenneth Hosch was driving southbound on Highway 93, approaching 68th Avenue. Hosch was traveling at a high rate of speed when he drove up behind a car which was traveling southbound directly in front him. He passed this car in an aggressive manner. This pass was made in a legal passing zone, where the center line was a yellow dashed line.

    Mr. Hosch failed to return to the legal southbound lane of travel. He continued traveling southbound, but he remained to the left of the center yellow line. Mr. Hosch continued driving southbound on the wrong side of the road for approximately 1,500 feet. Witnesses estimate that Mr. Hosch was traveling 70-79 mph just before the collision.

    Sergeant Baldwin was on duty that morning. He was driving his department motorcycle northbound on Hwy. 93 when he was struck head-on by the car driven by Mr. Hosch.

    Sergeant Baldwin died of injuries sustained in the collision.

    This was a joint investigation of the Jefferson County Accident Response Team (JCART) which consists of investigators from several law enforcement agencies. This investigation was conducted by the Colorado State Patrol, the Lakewood Police Department and the Wheat Ridge Police Department.

    Mr. Hosch remains free on $10,000 bond. His sentencing hearing has been set for August 29 at 1:00 p.m. Vehicular Homicide – Reckless is a class 4 felony and carries a potential prison sentence of 2-6 years.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    June 10, 2014

    Kenneth Hosch


    Last Updated: 6-10-2014
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