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State Patrol investigating crash on Highway 85 that left two people dead Sunday

Posted at 6:16 PM, Dec 09, 2018

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday on Highway 85 near mile marker 134.5

According to State Patrol, a Chevy Impala, driven by 35-year-old Amanda Sandoval, of Fountain, was southbound on 85. At the same time, a Volkswagon Jetta, driven by 23-year-old Kayla Meadow, of Noblesville, Indiana was northbound on 85.

State Patrol said Sandoval was passing another car and lost control of her vehicle. The Impala began to spin, entered the northbound lanes and collided with the front left side of the Volkswagon. After the collision, the Impala rolled one and a half times before coming to rest on its roof. The Volkswagon was pushed back and came to rest off the east side of the road.

Sandoval was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Meadows was also not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. An adult passenger in the Volkswagon who was also not wearing a seatbelt suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger has not been identified at this time.

State Patrol said alcohol consumption and speeding are being considered a factor in the crash, however the investigation continues.