Driver involved in accident that killed deputy pleads guilty

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By Ramsey Scott

The driver whose vehicle struck and killed Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin pleaded guilty June 9 to vehicular homicide. 

Kenneth Hosch, 83, of Golden could face two to six years in prison. Hosch is currently free on $10,000 bond while he awaits sentencing on Aug. 29.

The accident occurred just after 10 a.m. Jan. 26 when Hosch passed several cars on Colorado 93 north of West 64th Parkway. Hosch’s vehicle reportedly continued to travel in the opposite lane for about 1,500 feet after passing the cars. 

As Hosch rounded a curve, his SUV struck Baldwin ‘s Harley-Davidson motorcycle head-on. Baldwin, who was on duty and wearing protective gear, was thrown from the motorcycle. 

Baldwin was pronounced dead at the scene. Hosch was wearing his seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.