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Car crash claims life of 21-year-old driver

Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 19:04:39-05

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – 21-year-old Dylan O’Connor from Model was killed in a car crash Sunday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of the 21-year-old driver on Hwy. 350 near mile marker five.

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Highway 350 in Las Animas County (Google Maps)

Police say a 1993 Ford F150 pickup was traveling east on Hwy. 350 when it ran off the right side of the road. O’Connor tried to steer back onto the road but overcorrected, going across the highway.

The pickup flipped over, traveled off the left side of the road and down an embankment before crashing through a barbed-wire fence. The car came to rest on its roof.

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Photo of car crash (All Things)

O’Connor was wearing his seatbelt but was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, police do not suspect alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help O’Connor’s family pay for funeral expenses.