Sunday saw the lives of four NoCo families changed forever as there were four separate auto accidents in Larimer and Weld counties in a 12 hour-span. One person died in each of the crashes.

In fact, there were 2 other fatal accidents outside of NoCo as well, making for 6 accidents and six lives lost in just a half day's time.

According to initial investigations by Colorado state troopers, most of these accidents were impaired driving and alcohol related.

Speaking with The Coloradoan, Colorado State Trooper Paul Dirkes, who was at the scene of one of the crashes, reminded people there are alternative ways to get home besides driving. He also reminded people to buckle up and drive sober.