Driver dies in single-car rollover crash in Las Animas County

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 19:45:51-04

A driver was killed in a single-car rollover crash in Las Animas Tuesday.

Colorado State Patrol is investigating the crash that happened just after 1 p.m. on I-25, 13 miles north of Trinidad. CSP said an Acura RDX was traveling southbound on I-25, when it went off the right side of the road and hit a delineator post with the its right side.

The car then continued off he road and went airborne for 67 feet before hitting the ground. CSP said the car continued to roll over before coming to a complete stop.

The driver, identified as 70-year-old Mary Jo Paul of Centennial, was pronounced dead on scene. Investigators said she was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and do not suspect alcohol or drug use as contributing factors.

The crash remains under investigation.