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Search for missing people following crash on Highway 350 in Las Animas County

OTERO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Several law agencies are investigating a crash that happened Tuesday night along Highway 350 near the Las Animas and Otero Counties border.

According to Colorado State Patrol, a 2013 Toyota minivan crashed on Highway 350 at mile marker 35. It happened around 8:30 p.m.

Officials told KRDO several members of a family were taken to a hospital in La Junta. CSP says four people were taken to the hospital, three had serious injuries.

At 10:02 a.m., Wednesday, authorities found a teenage boy near mile marker 39 with injuries consistent with the crash. CSP says he's being cared for and is in contact with family in another state.

According to CSP, the vehicle had additional occupants. Based on evidence, CSP believes multiple people are still missing and possibly injured.

The La Junta Police Department, Otero County Sheriff's Office, and Rocky Ford Police Department are all at the scene.

This is a developing story.

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  1. Curious that the occupants of a vehicle would just “disappear into the night.” Were they perhaps not in the country legally?

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