US 50 NOW OPEN: crash cleared near Cañon City after it kills one, injures multiple kids

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CANON CITY, Colo. — Both directions of US 50 west of Cañon City are back open after being closed for several hours after a deadly crash.

The highway was closed near milepost 272, approximately 5 miles west of Canon City, due to a serious crash, according to Colorado State Patrol.

A minivan with seven people, including four kids, was involved in a rollover crash at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

One of the adults was ejected and died on the scene, according to CSP. One of the children was seated in a booster seat and was also ejected from the minivan.

CSP tells FOX21 This child suffered serious injuries and was initially transported to St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, before being flown to Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs.

The remaining people inside suffered various injuries and were all taken to St. Thomas More.

According to troopers, the driver drifted off the right side of the road, steered to the left and the car rotated counter-clockwise. The driver then over-corrected, and the car rotated the other direction eventually the driver’s side crashed into a natural rock wall. After the impact, the car rolled over 1.5 times and slid to a stop on its roof, partially blocking the westbound lane.

No other cars were hit during this incident.

Highway 50 was closed for approximately five hours for the investigation.

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