Kristen Huff, 26, of Delta, has been identified as the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal traffic accident Feb. 16. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Huff was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight westbound on Highway 50 near Whitewater at about 3:08 a.m. Her vehicle traveled off the roadway into the grass median. When she attempted to return to the roadway, the car rolled twice, coming to rest on its wheels. Larry Linn, 34, of Delta, died at the scene. Huff was transported to St. Mary's with serious injuries. The use of alcohol and/or drugs is being investigated.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.