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State Patrol investigating crash that killed 6-year-old

Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 10:14:44-05

OTERO COUNTY — The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday night in Otero County.

The crash occurred on Otero County Rd. 22 just after 9 p.m. Friday.

According to State Patrol, a Ford Explorer was traveling south on County Rd. 22, just south of Highway 50, when it went off the left side of the road and rolled onto its passenger side.

A 6-year-old passenger who was "unrestrained" was ejected and pinned under the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, State Patrol said.

A 26-year-old woman, a 5-year-old, and a 2-year-old who were also in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Xavier Serros Carrasco of La Junta, was not injured, according to State Patrol.

Alcohol and drugs are suspected as factors in the crash and charges for Carrasco are pending further investigation, State Patrol said.