Livestreaming Colorado Driver Caused Crash + Heading to Jail
A Colorado man that caused a fatal crash while not only driving at an excessive speed but also live-streaming on the internet caused a crash that killed another motorist has just been given a hefty sentence.
The man, 44-year-old Bryan Kirby, was driving down E-470 at excessive speeds, reaching as much as 167 miles per hour, eventually ramming into another vehicle on the road which ended up in the other driver passing away because of the crash.
In addition, Kirby was live-streaming the entire drive, a popular thing to do on social media platforms such as, among others, Facebook, the entire time that he was driving at these excessive speeds.
Unfortunately, likely due to the speed at which Kirby was driving in addition to his distractedness because of the fact that he was live-streaming as well, he ran into a car that was most likely traveling at a safe speed, the other driver that was hit by Kirby succumbed to his injuries and passed away because of the crash.
The other man involved in the crash, 67-year-old Robert Hamilton, was driving a small sedan, and following the incident, Kirby fled the scene but was eventually arrested.
The incident happened on October 13th, 2018, but it was up until July 25, 2021, that Kirby would be convicted of three felonies including vehicular homicide, reckless manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
District Attorney of the 17th Judicial District Brian Mason had this to say about the situation:
We’re addicted to our phones, we can’t get enough of them. I look at the drivers around me and I see people on their phones and they are all accidents waiting to happen.