Man killed, two others injured in Las Animas County crash

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Alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed one person and injured two others in Las Animas County Saturday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol. 

Troopers said the crash happened around 2:10 p.m. on Las Animas County Road 13 about a half mile south of Stonewall. 

Joe Giron, 83, was headed northbound in a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac when he lost control and went off the road. The SUV hit a fence and rolled, ejecting Giron and the backseat passenger. 

Giron died on the scene.

Troopers said the front passenger and backseat passenger both sustained serious injuries. No one involved was wearing a seatbelt. 

Troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation. 

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