Crash west of Hayden kills 2 Saturday night |

Crash west of Hayden kills 2 Saturday night

Two men died in a car crash on U.S. Highway 40 west of Hayden around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Sgt. Troy Kessler, a public information officer for CSP based in Denver, said a Ford F-350 with Oklahoma plates was driving west, but was in the east bound lane when it struck a GMC Sierra traveling east in its correct lane near mile marker 103.

The two occupants of the Sierra died on scene, with one being a 54-year-old man from Woodland Park, Colorado. Kessler said he didn’t have any more information about the other fatality, and wasn’t ready to release names at this time.

“They basically hit head on,” Kessler said. “Vehicle one (F-350) ended up going off the north side of the roadway where it came to rest and vehicle two (Sierra) rolled and came to rest on its roof.”

All three people in the F-350 also sustained injuries, with those to the driver and front passenger being the most severe, he said.

Kessler said excessive speed appears to be to blame for the crash. There were no alcohol and drugs suspected, he said.

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