LODD: Colo. LEO killed in head-on crash by suspected drunk driver

Det. Curt Holland and a civilian were killed in the three-vehicle crash

Duty Death: Curt Holland - [Commerce City, Colorado]

End of Service: 10/16/2020

By George Tanner
The Denver Post

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A three-vehicle crash Friday evening in Commerce City left two people dead and one with life-threatening injuries.

According to the State Patrol, the incident happened as follows: A Ford F350 headed south on Colorado 2 traveled off the right side of the road and onto the shoulder before returning to the roadway. Then it collided with an unmarked Commerce City Police Department Ford Explorer and a Kia Soul that were northbound. The F350 struck the Explorer head-on and collided with with the driver's side of the Kia.

Officer Curt Holland, 37, and Francesca Dominguez, 31, the Kia driver, were killed.

Fructoso Rosales-Cano, 45, the driver of the F350 was transported to the University of Colorado Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Alcohol and excessive speed are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash.

The crash happened in the area of Colorado 2 and Turnberry Parkway, which is in Commerce City. The State Patrol responded because a police officer was involved in the crash.


We honor Detective Curt Holland who was struck and killed by a drunk driver. He is survived by his wife and two...

Posted by International Homicide Investigators Association on Monday, October 19, 2020

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