Fatal Crash Near Cortez

From State Patrol:

MONTEZUMA COUNTY- The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three vehicle crash on
Highway 160 west of Cortez which resulted in one fatality.
At approximately 9:55 PM on January 10, 2019, a yellow 1969 Ford pickup was eastbound,
toward Cortez, on Highway 160 at milepost 36. The Ford pickup drove into the oncoming lane,
colliding with a semi-trailer being pulled by a white 2013 Kenworth semi-tractor. The Ford pickup
rotated and collided with a guardrail on the west side of the road. A tire detached from the semi
and a blue 2017 Subaru Impreza collided with that tire in the eastbound lane.
The driver of the Ford pickup, Alfonso Rascon, 72, of Cortez, CO, was transported to and
pronounced dead at Southwest Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Kenworth semi and the
driver and juvenile passenger of the Subaru sustained no injuries.
Drugs, alcohol, and excessive speed are not considered factors in this crash, which is still under
investigation. Multiple agencies in Montezuma County responded to and assisted with this
The Colorado State Patrol would like to extend our sincere condolences to those affected by
this tragedy.

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