- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a former Weld County sheriff’s deputy charged in a fatal crash (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

A jury has convicted a former Weld County sheriff’s deputy charged in a crash that killed another driver.

Prosecutors say 47-year-old Tim Boxley was found guilty Thursday of careless driving in the Nov. 17 crash that killed 74-year-old Jose Mercado-Nova, of Gill. The misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail.

Prosecutors say Boxley was on duty and responding to an emergency call, but he didn’t have his flashing lights or siren on. He was going up to 101 mph on U.S. 85 when he crashed into a car driven by Mercado-Nova, who was turning onto the highway from a side road.

Boxley, who faced a more serious charge of careless driving resulting in death, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 9.

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10:30 a.m.

A trial is underway for a former Weld County sheriff’s deputy charged in a 2015 collision that killed another driver.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://tinyurl.com/j3fqp2y) Tim Boxley was on duty and responding to an emergency call at the time of the November collision, but didn’t have his flashing lights or siren on.

Boxley is charged with careless driving resulting in death. His trial began Wednesday.

Investigators said Boxley was going up to 101 mph on U.S. 85 when he collided with a car driven by 74-year-old Jose Mercado-Nova. Mercado-Nova was turning onto the highway from a side road. He died from the injuries he suffered.

Boxley faces up to a year in jail if convicted.


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