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Suspect in Weld County Sheriff’s Deputy death to appear in court on multiple counts


A suspect in the hit-and-run accident that killed a Weld County sheriff’s deputy was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon. He was arrested in Fort Collins on Monday evening.

Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz (Weld County Sheriff’s Office)

Norberto Garcia-Gonzales is being held in connection with an investigation into leaving the scene and an accident involving death and reckless driving resulting in death, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz, 24, was riding her motorcycle on her way to work on Sunday when she was allegedly hit by Garcia-Gonzales, driving a Ford pickup truck, near the intersection of AA Street and of Weld County Route 37, authorities said.

Initially, after the fatal accident, the suspect was identified by another name.

Garcia-Gonzales, 36, was arrested in Fort Collins around 10:15 p.m. Monday, according to the State Patrol.

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