Jul 31, 2012 10:32 PM by David Ortiviz

Young man, Texas driver killed in Westcliffe crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash just south of Westcliffe that left two people dead. Troopers say a Texas man was driving a semi truck that plowed into a group of cars. The semi driver and a 20-year old man were both killed.

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. on Highway 69, a couple of miles south of Westcliffe. A road construction crew was working on the highway at the time of the crash. Troopers say six cars were stopped on the highway, when several of them were rammed into by the semi.

State troopers say three other people were injured. A 61-year old man and 63-year old woman driving in a tan SUV were seriously hurt and flown to St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. A 55-year old woman in a Dodge van suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

The State Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. No names have been released at this time.



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