Two car crash leaves one dead on Highway 50

Colorado State Patrol
Press Release

Trooper J. Lewis
Public Information Officer

The Colorado State Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 50 where one person died and multiple others injured. At just after 2 PM about 15-20 miles outside of Pueblo a 2000 Jeep and 2003 Hyundai coupe hit, blocking the roadway in both directions. Seven total occupants were taken to Parkview Medical in Pueblo for treatment of various levels of injuries. The driver of the Jeep was declared dead at the scene.

A third vehicle, possibly a white Chevy Malibu or Impala with a black decal along the side up to the trunk area, is wanted for questioning in relation to the crash. It may have “Respect for Life” plates and was last seen westbound on Highway 50.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Hyundai, a 33 year old female and 16 year old female, respectively, had serious but stable injuries. A 19 year old male in the rear seat had non-serious injuries. The front seat passenger in the Jeep, a 28 year old female, sustained non-serious injuries. Three children in the rear of the Jeep, ages seven, seven and approximately six-months, had minor or not serious injuries. The three children in the Jeep were in booster and rear facing child restraint seats. Westbound traffic lanes opened again at about 4:15 PM; eastbound opened again at about 5 PM. The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating the crash and getting information from occupants and witnesses about the cause(s). Names are being withheld until notification of next of kin of all parties has been made. Anybody with information about the white Chevy is encouraged to call *CSP (*277).

The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind drivers that courteous driving is not just about manners, it is about safe driving, for everyone.

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