Two people killed in series of auto accidents

Fire, EMS and other first responders are shown on scene of a two-vehicle mishap around 1 p.m. Wednesday on the corner of Highway 160 and Road 108S. The driver of vehicle shown which ended up bouncing over the railroad tracks was taken to SLV Health with mild to moderate injuries. No other details from the wreck were provided by Colorado State Patrol. Courtesy photo

ALAMOSA– Two people were killed in one of three accidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

All three people involved in the Wednesday afternoon one-car rollover were ejected, killing two of the parties when the 2005 Ford Explorer traveling westbound on Alamosa County Road 15 South rolled about eight miles southwest of Alamosa on the Conejos County line. The driver lost control while attempting to negotiate a left hand curve on the dirt road, overcorrected and then rolled one complete time, according to CSP.

The third person involved was transported via ambulance to SLV Health with moderate injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the CSP Vehicular Crimes Unit, and no details were shared as to the identities, ages or gender of those involved.

An earlier crash Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 160 and Road 108 south resulted in minor injuries to the driver of one of the vehicles. No other details on that accident were available.

Four people were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 160 near Alamosa County Road 100 S just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. CSP reported that alcohol and drugs were a contributing factor.

A 2005 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Cara McClendon, 41, of Espanola, NM was westbound on Highway 160 and reportedly made a left turn in front of an eastbound 2020 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Alexander Lopez, 46, of Garden City, Kan. The Chevrolet collided with the passenger side of the Toyota, according to CSP.

Both drivers and a passenger were transported by ambulance to SLV Health in Alamosa with minor to moderate injuries, while another passenger was transported with serious bodily injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.


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