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State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Pueblo County

Colorado State Patrol investigating fatal accident
Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 17:47:06-05

PUEBLO COUNTY — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that occurred Monday in Pueblo County.

According to State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash happened on Colorado Highway 96, approximately 2.5 miles east of Pueblo County Road 201.

State Patrol said the vehicle was traveling west on Highway 96 when the driver lost control due to the icy road. The vehicle began to rotate before leaving the road and rolling over.

As the vehicle rolled over, both people inside were ejected. One of the occupants, a 48-year-old man from Pueblo West, was killed. The other occupant, a 47-year-old from Pueblo West, was seriously injured, according to State Patrol.

State Patrol said neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

At this time, the identity of the driver is unknown. Neither alcohol or drugs is considered to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and State Patrol is asking that anyone who was witness to the crash call Troop DeAntonio at (719) 544-2424.