FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - A Fort Collins High School science teacher and her husband who taught in Longmont were killed Friday night after being ejected from the SUV they were traveling in along Interstate 25 south of Fort Collins.
Genevieve Sommervold, 30, and Jared Sommervold, 34, of Johnstown, were traveling in a 2007 Lexus SUV about 9:15 p.m. Friday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 near U.S. Highway 34, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Alisha Danko said Saturday. The driver, for unknown reasons, went off the right side of the road and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll almost two full times before coming to a rest on its side.
Both adults were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Neither wore seat belts, Danko said. However, a backseat passenger — a girl reported in dispatch records to be about 2 years old — was fastened in a forward-facing car seat and was not seriously injured.
Genevieve Sommervold's online Poudre School District profile indicates she was teaching chemistry and biology this semester at Fort Collins High School. Principal Mark Eversole, in an email to the school on Saturday announcing the news, said counselors and the Poudre School District Mental Health Team would be available beginning Monday morning.
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