ALAMOSA—On Thursday, July 5 at 2:58 p.m., a black 2014 Ford Edge driven by Peggy Fitzpatrick, 80, of Fort Garland, was eastbound on Colorado Hwy 160 near milepost 229 when it drifted into the westbound traffic lane. The Ford Edge collided with a 2016 Volvo Semi truck and trailer driven by Michael Thurston, 49, of Moreno Valley, California, which was traveling westbound on Colorado Hwy 160.
Peggy Fitzpatrick and passenger Karen Fitzpatrick, 67, of Fort Garland, were both transported to SLV Health in Alamosa for their injuries. Peggy Fitzpatrick was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. Karen Fitzpatrick sustained serious injuries.
Michael Thurston was not injured in the crash.
Speed or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.
Caption: Emergency responders treat victims of a two-vehicle crash at Highway 160 and Road 107 South, Alamosa, about 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 5./Courier photos by Ruth Heide