4 teens killed, 2 injured in crash on Colorado’s plains


WILEY | Four teenagers were killed and two other people were hospitalized when the SUV the teens were riding in was hit by a semitrailer on Colorado’s rural southeastern plains on Wednesday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

A southbound Ford Explorer carrying five teens made a left turn in front of the northbound truck on U.S. Highway 287 near the small town of Wiley and was struck by it, the patrol said. A 16-year-old boy who was driving along with a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl died. A 16-year-old boy was flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs.

A 50-year-old man who was in the semitrailer’s sleeper berth was also hospitalized with serious injuries, the patrol said. The 25-year-old man driving the truck was treated at the hospital and released.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected of causing the crash, the patrol said.


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Dena L McClung
Dena L McClung
8 months ago

I think your reporter means that the Explorer was hit by a semi truck. It’d be pretty difficult to have this sort of accident involving just the trailer.

Tim Zdrale
8 months ago

Joe Biden is trying to evade the spotlight regarding the botched evacuation of Afghanistan where hundreds of Afghans were murdered along with 13 U.S. Marines! Also, leaving 85 Billion dollars worth of military equipment that the Taliban will use to spread terrorism around the world. He is the worst President in
United States history! He has blood on his hands for his imcompetence . . .

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
8 months ago

It always amazes me how often 2 vehicles on country roads in the middle of nowhere manage to crash into each other.

8 months ago

Is there not a policy or law that new drivers, meaning age 16, should not be driving other people? I thought I heard something like that at one point.