1 dead, 2 injured in head-on crash involving 3 vehicles

LEADVILLE - One man died in a head-on crash Sept. 10 near Leadville.

According to evidence, a vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup truck hauling a fifth-wheel camper.

The driver of the first car died on scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was air-lifted to Colorado Springs. The passenger of the pickup was taken by ground to a local hospital.

A third vehicle, a motorhome, was traveling behind the pickup when the wreck happened. The motorhome avoided hitting the pickup, but hit the first car. No one in the motorhome was injured.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but distracted driving is suspected.


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