Fort Collins man arrested following fatal ATV crash that killed friend

3:47 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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FORT COLLINS - A Fort Collins real estate broker has been arrested and faces vehicular homicide and drunk-driving charges in connection with a fatal ATV crash in November that killed his friend.

Travis Ackerman was taken into custody Wednesday at his northeast Fort Collins home, a few blocks away from the site where police say he crashed his ATV while fleeing an officer. Passenger Lindsay Davis, 26, was thrown from the ATV and died.

Ackerman, 29, was seriously injured in the 1:30 a.m. crash in the Dry Creek neighborhood on Nov, 17. Police say Ackerman was driving Davis on the ATV on the street when an officer approached them in response to neighbors' complaints. Ackerman drove off and crashed into a nearby roundabout, police said, ejecting both of them.

Ackerman is vice president and senior broker for Cassidy Turley commercial real estate in Fort Collins.

Davis was a waitress and banquet manager at the CB & Potts restaurant at Collindale Golf Course.

According to police, Ackerman and Davis were part of a group that had attended a Broncos game, riding to Denver and back in a limousine. Police said the officer who first responded to the area was not chasing or pursuing the ATV when it crashed several hundred yards away.

Ackerman is facing charges of:

> Vehicular homicide

> Vehicular homicide/reckless driving causing death

> Reckless driving

> Driving under the influence

> Driving under the influence/per se

> Vehicular eluding

Ackerman was freed on a $5,000 cash bond early Thursday morning. The delay in the arrest, which had been expected, was due to the length of time it takes to get toxicology test results back from the state lab.

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