83-year-old pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in death of JeffCo deputy

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Kenneth Hosch, 83, was arrested on Feb. 24, 2014 on suspicion for vehicular homicide involving the death of a Jefferson County deputy. (Photo: DA's Office)

DENVER — An 83-year-old man who caused a crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy plead guilty to a vehicular homicide charge Monday.

Golden resident Kenneth Hosch was arrested after the crash on Highway 93 on Jan. 26.

Hosch allegedly crossed over into the northbound lane as he was driving southbound on Highway 93 to pass a vehicle. He collided head-on with Sgt. David Baldwin, who was riding his deputy motorcycle.

The deputy died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.

Sentencing for Hosch has been scheduled for August 29.