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Matthew Moreno, Taelor Roybal, and Ezekiel Valdez killed and one injured in collision on Highway 12 in Las Animas County, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:27am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Las Animas deputy, civilian, child, killed in 3-car crash on highway

The crash happened just after 8 p.m. on Highway 12 as deputies were responding to a possible domestic incident, according to state troopers.

Southern Colorado crash kills deputy, woman, year-old baby

hirty-seven-year-old Sgt. Matthew Moreno, of Trinidad, died at a hospital, and the two other deputies involved suffered minor to moderate injuries. The driver of the car, 23-year-old Taelor Roybal, also of Trinidad, died at the scene, and her passenger, 1-year-old Ezekiel Valdez, died a few hours after the crash.

Police: Woman drove impaired in Las Animas County wreck killing deputy, baby

KRDO-TV reports Colorado State Patrol says 23-year-old Taelor Roybal’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit, and she had a significant amount of OxyContin in her system.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Matthew Moreno
Taelor Roybal
Ezekiel Valdez
Roadway: 
Highway 12

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