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Man dies in head-on crash in Crowley County early Sunday morning

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CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) A man died in a head-on two-car crash in Crowley County early Sunday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol said that around 2:30 a.m, the driver of a Kia Soul was going eastbound on Colorado 96, when it crossed over the double yellow line and crashed head-on into a Pontiac Vibe.

According to Troopers, the driver of the Kia was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said the driver of the Pontiac, was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, the crash remains under investigation, but CSP said they believe that drugs and alcohol are being considered a factor in the crash,

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Tom Massmann

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  1. “According to Troopers, the driver of the Kia was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the driver of the Pontiac, was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.”
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    Once again, the driver wearing a seatbelt was injured but survived, while the driver not wearing a seatbelt was killed. SEAT BEALTS SAVE LIVES.

    1. What’s really sad is that the one WEARING the seatbelt was the one at fault. That driver needs to be charged with FELONY MURDER. DUI or DWAI are Class 4 felonies. The law states that if someone dies while YOU are committing a felony, you can be charged with MURDER. Start doing that, and let idiots know Calirado is serious about driving while impaired.

      1. It’s not unusual for a guilty person to survive a crash with fatalities, but it’s generally because they are less tense due to alcohol or other impairment. This is definitely unusual in that respect. But it’s also a good example of how not wearing a seat belt can result in your death, even if you’re not otherwise at fault.

      2. And according to Colorado laws, to convict a person of Felony Murder, even if the death was not intentional, a person still has to be found guilty of intent to commit the felony. So it’s not quite as straightforward as you and I both wish.

      1. I agree. The problem I have is that most people who don’t wear seat belts themselves don’t enforce the wearing of seat belts by minors in their vehicles. And if you’d ever seen head traumas like I have due to unrestrained children hitting windshields, even at quite low speeds, you’d understand why I’m fanatical about seat belt usage.

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