Defendant Convicted of Vehicular Homicide for Causing Fatal Crash While Driving at Speeds Upwards of 167 MPH and Livestreaming on Facebook
Brighton, CO —Today, District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the Vehicular Homicide conviction of Bryan Kirby, 24. An Adams County Jury reached its verdict on Thursday, July 15, 2021, after four days of trial.
On October 13, 2018, Bryan Kirby was live streaming to his Facebook account while driving along E470. During the live stream, the vehicle’s speed fluctuated between 120 and 150 miles per hour. At one point, Kirby accelerated to 167 miles per hour, addressed the live stream, and said, “we cruise at 140.”
Kirby continued to drive at speeds between 140 and 155 miles per hour while making comments to the viewers on the live stream about the speed at which he was driving. Near the end of the live stream, Kirby accelerated from 117 miles per hour to 120 miles per hour. A dark-colored sedan was driving in the right lane. Kirby rapidly approached the sedan from the left, crossed over the center lane markings, and struck the rear of the other vehicle while traveling at approximately 120 miles per hour. A loud crunching noise could be heard in the live stream as the phone appeared to tumble around the interior of the vehicle, and the video abruptly stopped. Following the crash, Kirby fled the area and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The incredibly reckless actions of this defendant caused the death of an innocent victim,” said District Attorney Brian Mason. “He not only acted in a manner that ultimately caused someone’s death, he live-streamed it on social media for the world to see. This death was preventable. Recklessly driving at an outrageous speed and live streaming at the same time is not acceptable in this community. I appreciate the jury returning a guilty verdict in this horrific case.”
On Thursday, July 16, 2021, an Adams County Jury convicted Bryan Kirby of three felony counts including,
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death
Kirby will be sentenced on September 10, 2021, at 9:30am.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Todd Bluth and Deputy District Attorney Sara Carty led the prosecution of this case.
District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.