NewsCovering Colorado


Colorado State Patrol investigating fatal accident in Black Forest

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 00:48:05-04

BLACK FOREST – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of Hodgen Rd. and Black Forest Rd. on Tuesday.

CSP said 50-year-old Susan Zeller, of Colorado Springs, was traveling eastbound on Hodgen when she lost control of her vehicle and went into the westbound lane.

At this point, her vehicle was struck by another vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Nicole Brotz, of Elbert.

State Patrol said Zeller was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Brotz was also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to State Patrol.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call State Patrol at (719) 544 – 2424.