HUERFANO COUNTY — The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash, which left one person dead on Highway 160 near milepost 282 in Huerfano County.
The accident occurred early Monday morning, when a 2012 Ford Expedition was traveling eastbound on Highway 160 when it entered into the westbound lanes in order to pass some vehicles in the eastbound lanes. During the move, the Ford hit head on with a 2015 Hyundai Veloster.
The driver of the Ford Expedition, 67-year-old Donna Brummett from Westminster, Colorado, suffered life-threatening injuries.
She was flown to a hospital in Pueblo for treatment.
The driver of the Hyundai Veloster, 41-year-old William Kirkpatrick of Albuquerque NM, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, but due to the force of the collision, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene. The passenger, 37-year-old Carly Kirkpatrick of Albuquerque NM, also suffered life threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital in Pueblo for treatment.
Alcohol and drug use is not thought to be as a contributing factors in the crash.
Any witnesses to the crash or to the driving behavior of the vehicles prior to the crash, who have not already spoken with an officer are asked to contact Trooper Thomas DeAntonio at the email address below, or by calling the Pueblo Regional Communications Center at (719)544-2424