[September 08, 2021 – Wiley, CO] — Four teenagers died in a two-vehicle truck accident in Prowers County.
The vehicles collided at Highway 287 and County Road 196 after dark. The four victims, along with another teenager, were riding in an SUV. The SUV ran a stop sign at the intersection, and a semi-truck struck the vehicle.
The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash scene. Authorities transported the one teenager who survived the accident to a hospital in a helicopter.
The truck accident also injured two other people, both of whom were riding in the semi-truck. Emergency responders took both of those people to the hospital.
Medical personnel released one of the individuals, but the other sustained more serious injuries and required more treatment.
The teenagers in the SUV were all between 15 and 16 years old. Although they have not been identified by name, the Wiley School District said that multiple students from Wiley School were involved in the crash.
The CSP is investigating the truck accident in Prowers County. At this time, they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.
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Sources: CBS Denver