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CSP investigating fiery crash in Otero County

Posted: 11:18 AM, Apr 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-28 13:18:10-04

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Otero County.

According to CSP, the crash happened early Saturday morning on westbound Highway 10, roughly three miles west of La Junta.

CSP reports that 28-year-old John Miguel Narez-Estrada was driving his Ford Raptor on Highway 10 when he drifted off the right side of the road and hit a bridge abutment. After colliding with the bridge, the pickup truck went airborne, caught fire, and eventually came to rest in an irrigation canal.

State Patrol said the Otero County Coroner pronounced Narez-Estrada dead at the scene.

CSP said alcohol is considered a factor in the crash, but they are still investigating.