Stapleton Man Killed in Head-On Collision

fatal-crashA 67-year-old Stapleton man is dead following a head-on collision north of Stapleton Saturday evening.

Authorities say Roger Beckett was traveling in a minivan on Highway 83 near mile marker 119 just before 5:00 p.m., when a pickup driven by 71-year-old Jesus Gonzales-Torres of North Platte crossed the center line and struck the minivan head-on.

Beckett was pronounced dead at the scene.  His wife Barbara, was transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center by ambulance.  Gonzales-Torres was also transported to the hospital.

Law enforcement officials say the investigation is still ongoing, but alcohol is believed to have been a factor.


  • um

    My prayers go out to the family…

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  • Ted

    Prayers to the family. Looks like a drunk illegal immigrant strikes again!

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    • adriana

      yes prayers to both families… do yu even know if hes illegal?.. dumbass

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      • Ted

        GFY, Adriana. Maybe learn some vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation while you are doing that, dumbass!

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  • cowboy4u

    Too add it is reported that barbra has been transfered to a denver hospital in critical condition. Can anyone confirm this?

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  • Beesma

    Rest in Peace, Roger… He was such a wonderful man. Praying for Barbara, as well.

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