Dec 25, 2013 5:54 PM by Zach Thaxton

Kansan killed in Christmas morning crash near La Junta, driver arrested

A woman from Kansas died in a rollover crash Christmas morning in Otero County.  Colorado State Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday morning along U.S. Highway 50 around five miles east of La Junta.  Passenger Brittany Ackremen, 19, died in the crash.  Another passenger in the vehicle, Carlos Belalcazar, was injured and taken to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta.  Belalcazar turns 21 years old Thursday.  The driver, Ulysses Nuños, 21, had an outstanding no-bond warrant on aggravated assault charges out of Kansas and was arrested after treatment for minor injuries.  He will be extradited back to Kansas.  All three in the vehicle had Kansas driver's licenses.


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