Secured toddler survives I-25 crash that killed parents

THE COLORADOAN - A toddler girl is alive after a sobering fatal crash that killed both of her parents, including a Fort Collins teacher, on Interstate 25 on Friday night — a reminder of the importance of correctly installed car seats for children.

Genevieve Sommervold, 30, who taught science at Fort Collins High School, and Jared Sommervold, 34, who taught science in Longmont, were traveling south on I-25 Friday night when they drove off the right side of the road and their 2007 Lexus SUV rolled twice. Both adults were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Their young daughter, who was said to be approximately 2 years old, was properly restrained in a child car seat in the back of the vehicle and came out of the crash physically unscathed, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Sutherland.

Sutherland is program coordinator for Car Seats Colorado, a CSP team dedicated to child passenger safety. This week is Child Passenger Safety Week in Colorado.

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