The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single-vehicle crash that left three people dead on July Fourth.
According to CSP, the crash happened the evening of July 4th, on westbound Falcon Highway, in El Paso County.
A ’94 Honda Civic was traveling westbound when it began to drift off the right side of the road. The driver, 30-year-old Jay Dickson, overcorrected and caused the car to spin. The car collided with a utility pole and all four occupants were ejected.
Dickson, of Peyton, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The front passenger, 48-year-old Richard McManus, of Peyton, was ejected but suffered only minor injuries.
The right, rear passenger, 45-year-old William Huston, of Peyton, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The left, rear passenger, 37-year-old James Jones, of Colorado Springs, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
CSP said alcohol and excessive speed are being considered factors in the crash, but the crash remains under investigation.