JEFFERSON COUNTY - No improvement projects are planned for a stretch of Highway 93, where a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was killed on Jan. 26.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of an SUV was trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone and hit Sergeant David Baldwin's motorcycle.

9NEWS has gotten several calls and emails about this section of Highway 93. Some claimed the area was dangerous and should be made safer.

However, Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson Amy Ford tells 9NEWS the area is not in need of improvement or a safety concern.

According to the agency's data, Sgt. Baldwin's death is the first along this stretch of Highway 93 in five years. There have been 20 minor and three serious crashes.

Two of the serious crashes were due to weather. The third was due to a distracted driver.

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