FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday just after 5 p.m. on Highway 50 – about 5 miles west of Canon City.
According to authorities, a Jeep Cherokee was heading eastbound on the highway when it traveled into the left lane to pass another car. The Jeep collided with a Chevrolet Astro van that was heading westbound in the right lane.
Additionally, a Dodge Dakota traveling westbound in the right lane of the highway ran into the back of a trailer being towed by the Chevrolet.
The driver of the Jeep has been identified as 75-year-old Jack Barber of Monument, Colorado. He was taken to St. Thomas Moore Hospital in Canon City with moderate injuries. His passenger was not injured; both were wearing their seatbelts.
The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 59-year-old David Burris of Wichita, Kansas. Burris was pronounced dead on-scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.
The passenger in the Chevrolet was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to St. Thomas Moore Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Dodge has been identified as 50-year-old Patrick Luginbill of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Luginbill was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.
Speed and alcohol / drugs are not considered factors in this crash.
The investigation is ongoing.