Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies responded at approximately midnight on Aug. 30 to a report of an injured woman at the intersection of Buffalo Creek Parkway and Crazy Horse Lane in Wellington.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 25-year-old Wellington woman with serious injuries to her head and face. The vehicle involved in the incident had left the scene. The woman was taken to a local hospital; her condition is unknown.
Upon investigating, deputies discovered that the 25-year-old woman was a passenger in an open-door Jeep driven by Joseph Dominic Savell of Wellington. Savell was driving north on Buffalo Creek Parkway and attempted to turn left onto Crazy Horse Lane at a high rate of speed throwing the victim from the Jeep and resulting in the serious injuries.
Savell was contacted later at his home and arrested for vehicular assault, a class four felony, leaving the scene of an injury accident, a class five felony, driving under the influence, a misdemeanor, and reckless driving, a class two traffic violation. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail where he is awaiting the setting of bond.
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The investigation into the incident is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.