Victim in Pueblo fatal crash on Thursday identified

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo Police are investigating a deadly crash which had closed highway 50 by-pass in both directions for several hours Thursday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the area just before 6 p.m.

The woman driving survived but the male passenger died at the scene, according to Pueblo Police. The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Pueblo County Coroner said Richard Leroy Miller, 83, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. An autopsy is scheduled to confirm cause of death.

During the initial investigation, the cause was a possible medical issue. However, the crash remains under investigation.

The vehicle involved in the accident ended up on the frontage road near the bridge.

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