Boulder County employee Faulkner Merdes, dead at 45
Boulder County employee dies in ATV accident
He was found along the Lobo Trail near Niwot, unconscious, with his ATV on top of him just after 11 a.m.
By Monte Whaley | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver Post
May 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm
A 45-year-old Longmont man and 18-year veteran of Boulder County Parks & Open Space died as a result of an ATV accident Tuesday morning.
The Boulder County coroner identified the victim as Faulkner Merdes, 45, of Longmont.
Merdes was found along the Lobo Trail near Niwot, unconscious, with his ATV on top of him just after 11 a.m. His two co-workers were able to move the ATV off of him. While one began CPR, the other called for help, according to the sheriff’s office.
Despite resuscitative efforts, Merdes was pronounced dead at the scene.
The three men were working on the county-owned Bielens-Hock property, which is south of the 8400 block of the Diagonal Highway. They were doing weed prevention and control.
Merdes was working with an ATV on one portion of the property while his two co-workers were working on another on a separate ATV.
Deputies are investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident.