Cause of deadly car crash on Colorado Hwy 119 not known

Investigators spent several hours gathering evidence and attempting to determine the cause of an accident on Colorado Highway 119 recently. By the time they were done and the scene was cleared, it had been more than four-and-a-half hours. At the time, police did not report whether they determined what caused the car crash.

The only information currently available regarding the accident is that it involved two vehicles and took place at about 6:20 a.m. Four people were involved -- three in one vehicle and one in the other. Two men between 30 and 35 years of age, both from the same vehicle, suffered fatal injuries. It was not reported whether they died at the scene or at an area hospital.

The third person in that vehicle, a passenger, supposedly suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle -- a 32-year-old woman -- reportedly did not suffer any significant injuries in the crash. Without any further details regarding the crash, it is not known whether authorities are considering filing charges against the driver who survived the crash.

It may be assumed that the driver of the vehicle occupied by the three people died since the sole survivor from that vehicle was a passenger. Depending on whom Colorado authorities deem to be at fault for this accident, the surviving driver and the family of the deceased driver may benefit from knowing what their responsibilities and rights are in connection with the car crash. The family of the deceased passenger retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the surviving driver, the estate of the deceased driver or both.

Source: kdvr.com, "Two killed in Longmont accident; Highway 119 reopened", Chuck Hickey, May 9, 2014

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