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CSP suspects alcohol and speed are factors in crash that injured four

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FREMONT COUNTY - The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is investigating a single car crash which resulted in four victims sustaining injuries. According to CSP one victim suffered serious bodily injury, another victim experienced moderate injuries and the other two victims minor injuries.

CSP says the crash occurred on a private driveway, located at 3250 Fremont County Road 67. A SUV was traveling eastbound on the driveway, then entered a left hand curve causing the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise.

The vehicle continued eastbound until it ran off the side of the road and was airborne for a short period of time. The SUV then collided with a road edge embankment and a boulder, continuing off the road the vehicle then struck another boulder before coming to a rest.

CSP identified the driver as 44-year old Jerrid Ledford of Penrose, he was transported to St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City and treated for moderate injuries. 

The front passenger was identified as 48-year old Shani Thorson of Penrose, she was brought to local hospital then transported to Colorado Springs and treated for serious injuries.

The rear passengers were a 13-year old boy and 8-year old girl, who were both transported for minor injuries.

None of the passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

CSP says alcohol and speed are considered contributing factors in the incident.

For further information, contact Trooper Art Gumke at arthur.gumke@state.co.us or (719) 640-5146.

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