EXPLICIT VIDEO: Samantha Loy's stepfather speaks out against FPD internal investigation

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

After an internal investigation by the Fruita Police Department cleared the officers who pulled a teenager over minutes before her fatal crash the family says they are insulted by the results.

In February Samantha Loy was killed in a rollover accident after drinking and driving and not wearing her seatbelt.

The fatal accident happened just four minutes after she was pulled over by a Fruita Police Officer for not using her turn signals.

Thursday her family spoke out against the results of the internal investigation which says the officers who pulled her over did nothing wrong.

Samantha's stepfather Tim Larsen says he's livid, saying she was treated differently than other drivers who have been pulled over while driving drunk.

Larsen also says he's upset with Samantha for drinking and driving in the first place but feels that the officers failed to do their job by not noticing she was intoxicated.

Watch Larson’s full interview by clicking the link below. Warning, the interview contains explicit language.

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  • by Mother Location: grand junction on Aug 22, 2009 at 12:32 AM
    The interview Angelo had with Amy Hamilton on Feb.25, 2009, that has the map of the 20 Rd. overpass, with Angel saying they followed vehicle over that overpass is the same discription of the way she went that I found out the night sammy died, the exact same discription that the boyfriend who was on the phone with her when the Fruita Police are following her told that night. I believe she was followed over the 20th rd. bridge and that is not fruita jurisdition, that is why she was not given a ticket for speeding, or not using her turn signals, they should have followed procedure anda contacted dispatch to contact state patrol or mesa county sheirff. They act like her not having a seat belt on is no big deal, and then to admit they didn't see her put it on when she left the traffic stop, and that they didn't ticket her for it or at least to her she had better buckel up is unexceptable behavior as police officers. If your seat belt is not on the air bag does not deploy, I was not aware.
  • by Jean on Aug 14, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    I have heard of several young ladies in Mesa County, some of whom I know, who have been stopped when drinking, bat their little eyes at the officer and tell them they will call for a ride, only to be let go - while boys in the same situation are ticketed.
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