A three-vehicle crash last week on U.S. Highway 160 west of Pagosa Springs has left one dead and four others with serious injuries.
According to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a 2006 Dodge pickup was headed west on Highway 160 near mile marker 137 when it lost control and crossed the center line.
Mile marker 137 is about seven miles west of Pagosa Springs.
After crossing the center line, the Dodge pickup hit the left side of an oncoming 2004 Toyota SUV, which collided with another eastbound vehicle, a 2008 Ford pickup, Lewis said.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, 27-year-old Neil Caryl of Loveland, was taken to Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) and died shortly after, Lewis said.
Talor Estrada, 24, of Arvada, and a boy – passengers of the Dodge pickup – were taken to PSMC with serious injuries.
The driver of the Toyota SUV, Leslie Kron, 69, of Pagosa Springs, was taken to PSMC with serious injuries.
The driver of the Ford pickup, Kellie Lewis of California, also was taken to PSMC with serious injuries.
Lewis said weather conditions, specifically icy roads, are the suspected cause of Caryl losing control of his vehicle.
Drugs and alcohol were not suspected causes.