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Two dead in rollover crash on I-25 north of Trinidad

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 09:13:30-04

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that left two people dead Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on I-25, approximately five miles north of Trinidad.

According to State Patrol, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling southbound on I-25 when it went off the left side of the road. While off road, the Chevrolet collided with two delineator posts. According to State Patrol, the driver then over corrected to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate clockwise and travel back onto the road.

The Chevrolet continued southbound and went off the right side of the road, where it rolled two times, ejecting the driver and front seat passenger.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 33-year-old Leon Sage from Ignacio, Colorado, was unrestrained at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead on scene. The front seat passenger, a 31-year-old Jessica Sage, also from Ignacio, Colorado, was also unrestrained. She was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries.

The vehicle's rear passengers, a 5-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, were properly restrained. The girls sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.