Vernon Liggett, 51, killed, 70-year-old man seriously injured, after their two cars collide on Highway 86 in Douglas County.
A man was killed and another seriously injured after a two-car accident in Douglas County Friday night.
man was killed and another seriously injured after a two-car accident in Douglas County Friday night.
At approximately 7:20 p.m. Friday, authorities received a report about a car crash on Highway 86 near mile post 6, a Colorado State Patrol trooper stated.
Vernon Liggett, 51, of Castle Rock was driving westbound in an eastbound lane without his headlights on Highway 86 in a 1995 Plymouth Neon.
The Neon crashed head-on with a 2014 Chevy pickup truck in the eastbound lane. A 70-year-old man from Franktown was driving the Chevy.
Police said the two vehicles rotated to block both lanes of traffic, which caused the highway to be shut down until 11 p.m.
Liggett was declared dead on the scene, according to Lewis, and the 70-year-old man was taken to Parker Adventist Hospital with serious injuries.
Both parties wore seat belts.
Police said alcohol may have contributed to the accident, but will wait for the coroner to confirm when the autopsy is complete.
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Two people are dead after a head-on collision on Highway 35 about two miles south of Stoddard near Riverview Court in the Town of Bergen, according to Vernon County Sheriff John Spears.
Sheriff Spears said a northbound vehicle, driven by 70-year-old Robert M. Williams of Stoddard, went to pass a vehicle in front of him and struck a southbound vehicle, driven by 55-year-old Margaret L. Springborn of rural DeSoto. The crash happened at about 3:20 p.m.
Springborn was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse where she was later pronounced dead.
The Washington State Patrol says weather was a factor in a fatal two-car accident north of Chelan on Saturday afternoon.
A 59-year-old Bridgeport man died when his Dodge Neon crossed the center line on State Route 97 near Wells Dam and hit a southbound pickup.
The driver of the pickup, a 60-year-old Manson woman, was not seriously injured.
A Ridgefield man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle collision along Interstate 5 in Castle Rock.
Angelina Puris, 63, of Centralia was driving north on the freeway in the left lane near Milepost 49 when she lost control of her Nissan Sentra and swerved to the left, according to the Washington State Patrol. She crossed the median and went into the southbound lanes, where she struck a Mazda MZ3 driven by Robert Huling, 72, of Ridgefield.
Newark Police are investigating a serious six-car crash that left an eight-month-old girl hospitalized in critical condition Thursday.
It happened around 11 a.m. on Capital Trail at the Windy Hills Bridge.
Police say a southbound Dodge Neon operated by a 36-year-old woman, with two small children inside, slid on the icy roadway and into the path of a northbound Honda Accord, operated by a 75-year-old man with a 75-year-old female passenger. The Neon was struck on the passenger side by the front of the Accord.
Police are investigating a double fatality accident which occurred late Saturday night.
Rodney Strickell, 53 of Wellsville, and Dylan Strickell, 17, of Lawrence, were traveling together in a vehicle heading southbound on Douglas County Road 1061, when police say their vehicle failed to stop at the intersection at U-56. A second vehicle was traveling eastbound on U-56, and struck the Strickell’s vehicle on the passenger side door.
A 20-year-old man died after an early Monday in a two-vehicle crash at Missouri 291 and Moss Avenue in Liberty, police said.
The victim was identified as Joaquin Mendoza Jr. of Liberty. The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m.
According to the initial report, Mendoza was northbound in a Dodge Neon when he collided with a southbound Chevrolet Equinox. The driver of Equinox was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries.
Mendoza later died. The accident remains under investigation, police said.